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Game 15• W&L (7-7) Mary Washington (4-8) •Monday, January 19 •7:00 p.m. • Lexington, Va.
Game 16• W&L (7-7, 5-5) at Hollins (1-10, 0-8) • Friday, January 23 • 7:00 p.m. • Roanoke, Va.
Game 17• W&L (7-7, 5-5) at Emory & Henry (7-7, 4-5) • Saturday, January 24• 4:00 p.m.• Emory, Va.

#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 9.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.6 apg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 13.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.7 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 5.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.1 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 2.3 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 15.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.1 apg

#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 3.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.4 ppg, 0.2 rpg
#20 Amy Volkmann, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#30 Sarah Williamson, So., G, 5-5 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg

Mandy King (Southern Maine ‘98) is in her first season as head women's basketball coach at W&L. King came to W&L after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Bloomsburg University for two seasons. She also was a graduate assistant coach at the College of New Jersey for two seasons following graduation from the University of Southern Maine where she earned a bachelor of science in sports medicine in 1999. During her time at Bloomsburg, King helped the Huskies achieve a 36-17 overall record and two berths to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The 2001-02 squad finished the season 21-6 overall and was ranked as high as second nationally in Division II. As assistant coach, King served as recruiting coordinator and was responsible for on-court coaching, scouting and game preparation. This season marks Erin Shaw's (Southern Maine ‘02) first as an assistant women's basketball coach at W&L. Shaw, a 2002 graduate of Southern Maine, comes to Lexington after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at her alma mater last season. Amy Forbes (Salisbury ‘01) enters her second season as an assistant for the Generals. Forbes is also the assistant women’s soccer coach, and helped W&L win its second-straight ODAC title this season, and advance to the NCAA South Region Championship.


Deena Applebury (UM-St. Louis ‘99) is in her first year as head coach at Mary Washington. She comes to MWC after one season as an assistant women's coach at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Applebury is assisted by JoAnn Parker. Karen Harvey (Roanoke ‘91) is in her ninth year as the head coach at Hollins. A former ODAC Player of the Year for Roanoke, she enters the season with a 45-151 (22.9%) career coaching record. Harvey is assisted by Fred Thomas and Erika Hale. Joy Scruggs (University of Tennessee) returns for her 23rd season at the helm of Emory & Henry. During her tenure, she has led the Wasps to a 319-230 overall record, a conference title in 1988 and has earned conference Coach of the Year honors three times. She is assisted by Josh Springer.

Washington and Lee’s match-up with Mary Washington marks the fifth meeting between the Generals and the Eagles. Mary Washington leads the all-time series, 3-1, including a 65-49 victory in their last meeting with W&L, on February 17, 2003. The Generals recorded their only win over the Eagles on December 4, 2001, with a 52-35 decision. W&L is meeting both Hollins and Emory & Henry for the 21st time in program history and the second time this season. In the all-time series, the Generals lead Hollins, 15-5, and trail the Wasps, 6-14.


Washington and Lee returns to the court after falling, 70-61, at Lynchburg on Saturday. In the first half the Generals connected on 11-of-27 (40.7%) from the field, including 4-of-5 (80.0%) from three-point range, to build a 35-25 lead at the break. W&L was unable to maintain its shooting in the second stanza, however, completing just 7-of-26 (26.9%). Sophomore guard Louisa Feve scored a game-high 22 points, while junior guard Bethany Dannelly grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and rounded the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 10 points. Senior forward Sarah Michaels and freshman guard Sarah Otey both contributed nine points.


The Generals will travel to Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday, Jan. 27 before hosting Roanoke on Sunday, February 1. Starting on Friday, five of W&L’s next six games will be on the road.


Mary Washington comes to Lexington after defeating St. Mary’s (Md.), 71-61, on Saturday. Junior guard Laura Hanks grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and led four Eagles in double-figures with a career-high 28 points. Sophomore guard Jenn Olinger scored 11 points and dished out a game-high six assists, while freshman guard Debbie Bruen and sophomore forward Lindsey Forbush each notched 10 points. For the season, Bruen and Hanks co-lead Mary Washington with 11.9 points per game, while Bruen also leads the team with 7.0 rebounds per outing. Olinger is averaging 11.0 points per game and senior center Adrienne Barnes rounds out the Eagles’ double-digit scorers with 10.3 points per game.


Hollins enter the week 1-10 overall and 0-8 in the ODAC after dropping a 93-49 decision to Randolph-Macon on Saturday. On the season, junior guard Brandi Cochran leads the squad with 14.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. Sopomore guard Coby Wilmer contributes double-digits with 11.4 point per game, while freshman forward Amanda Kite is averaging 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Hollins is shooting 33.7 percent (219-649) from the field, 23.1 percent (40-173) from three-point range and 67.4 percent (130-193) from the foul line. Hollins hosts Bridgewater on Tuesday before hosting the Generals on Friday.


Emory & Henry enters the week 7-7 overall and 4-5 in the ODAC after defeating Guilford, 85-74, in overtime on Saturday. On the season, sophomore guard Brooke Barker leads the Wasps with 12.5 points per game and ranks second on the team with 6.8 rebounds per game. Senior forward Erin Connelly leads the team with 9.9 rebounds per outing while junior guard Amy Hensley rounds out the squad’s double digit averages with 10.5 points per game. The Wasps travel to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Tuesday before hosting the Generals on Saturday.


W&L’s loss to Lynchburg on Saturday marked the end of the Generals’ second three-game winning streak this season. It was also the first time W&L has lost a game in which it led at the half since the Generals lost to Elmira (74-69) on Nov. 23, 2002. W&L had won nine straight games in which it led at the break before Saturday.


Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger came to Lexington from Mayer, Ariz., and has made an immediate impact in the paint. After scoring only eight points in her collegiate debut, Hunsinger has scored in double figures in 12 straight games, exceeding 14 points on seven occasions and setting a career-high with 24 points. Leading the team with six double doubles, she has reached or exceeded 15 rebounds five times and set a career-high with 18 caroms. She currently ranks second on the team with 14.1 points per game while averaging a team-best 10.7 rebounds per outing.


Senior forward Sarah Michaels has been commendable at showing the Generals how it’s done. Michaels has scored in double figures 33 times during her career, including 26 times in her last 36 appearances. In addition, she has exceeded the 20-point plateau nine times in the last two years. With a pair of 28-point performances this season and her play continuing to improve, Michaels stands on the verge of surpassing her career-high of 29 points (at Virginia Wesleyan, 1/18/03).


In all six of their seven victories this season, the Generals have led the game at halftime. In addition, across the last four years, W&L has a 27-4 record in games it leads at the halftime break.


Senior forward Sarah Michaels, sophomore guard Louisa Feve, feshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey have combined for 13 double-doubles in the Generals’ first 14 contests.


Washington and Lee hasn’t shot 50 percent from the field since the Generals connected on 28-of-54 (.518) in a 73-65 loss vs. Emory & Henry on February 12, 2002. All told, W&L has recorded only six 50 percent shooting performances in its last 81 contests.


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