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.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#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
ON THE BENCH:
#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
COMMANDING THE GENERALS:
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 womens 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 Lees 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.
LAST TIME OUT:
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
UP NEXT WEEK:
The Generals will travel to Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday, Jan. 27
before hosting Roanoke on Sunday, February 1. Starting on Friday,
five of W&Ls next six games will be on the road.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES:
Mary Washington comes to Lexington after defeating St. Marys
(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
SCOUTING THE WASPS:
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 squads double
digit averages with 10.5 points per game. The Wasps travel to Randolph-Macon
Womans College on Tuesday before hosting the Generals on Saturday.
W&Ls 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 its 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).
WINNING AT THE HALF MEANS WINNING:
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 hasnt 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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