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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 18• W&L (8-9, 5-7) at EMU (14-1, 10-1) •Tues., January 27 •7:00 p.m. • Harrisonburg, Va.
Game 19• W&L (8-9, 5-7) vs. Roanoke (6-10, 5-7) • Sunday, February 1• 2:00 p.m. • Lexington, Va.

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 8.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 apg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 14.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.7 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 5.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.2 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2.1 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 15.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.1 apg

ON THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 3.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.3 ppg, 0.2 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 5.0 ppg, 0.0 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

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 women’s soccer coach, and helped W&L win its second-straight ODAC title this season, and advance to the NCAA South Region Championship.

OPPOSING COACHES:
Richard McElwee (EMU ‘83) is in his first year as the Head Coach at Eastern Mennonite. McElwee takes over the Royals after coaching both boys and girls basketball at Auburn High School. He is assisted by Jason Lutz and Charity Tyree. Susan Dunagan (Radford ‘70) is in her 22nd season as the head coach of the Roanoke College women’s basketball program. She entered the season with a 423-140 overall record and has led the Maroons to an unprecedented 13 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. She has also led Roanoke to 10 NCAA postseason appearances over the past 13 years. Lynn Richmond and Jim Robinson both serve as assistants for the Maroons.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
This week’s match-ups mark the Generals’ 21st meeting with Eastern Mennonite and 20th meeting with Roanoke. The Royals hold a 12-8 lead in the all-time series while Roanoke remains undefeated against W&L all-time at 1900.

LAST TIME OUT:
Emory & Henry used a 14-0 run early in the first half for a 78-67 win over Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon. The Generals led 8-7 with 15:56 to play before E&H used its 14-point run over the next 2:58 to assume a 21-8 lead that it would not give up. The Generals were led by sophomore guard Louisa Feve, who scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger notched 20 points and 12 rebounds, while junior guard Bethany Dannelly added eight points, seven assists and five rebounds.

UP NEXT WEEK:

The Generals play both their games on the road next week, traveling to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Tuesday and Guilford on Friday.

SCOUTING EASTERN MENNONITE:

Eastern Mennonite used a 14-2 run midway through the second period to defeat Virginia Wesleyan, 68-52, on Saturday. Sophomore forward Amanda Renalds led the Royals with 17 points, while sophomore forward Stephanie Mathews and sophomore guard Laura Ludholtz scored 15 and 14 points, respectively. Eastern Mennonite connected on 26-of-68 (38.2%) from the field, 3-of-16 (18.8%) from three-point range and 13-of-16 (81.3%) from the charity stripe. On the season, sophomore guard Carrie Grandstaff leads the Royals with 18.3 rebounds per game, while Ludholtz ranks second with 15.4 points per outing. Mathews is contributing 12.9 points per game and leads the team with 9.2 boards per contest. Renalds rounds out EMU’s double-digit scorers with 12.2 points per game. As a team, the Royals are shooting 43.5 percent (414-951) from the field, 30.2 percent (54-179) from three-point range and 68.2 percent (195-286) from the charity stripe.

LAST MEETING WITH EASTERN MENNONITE:

Eastern Mennonite used a 38-35 first-half advantage to down W&L, 68-65, on January 6 at the Warner Center. The Generals, who trailed by no more than six in the second half and tied the game twice, pulled to within one point of the Royals with 66-65 showing on the scoreboard and 24 seconds remaining in the contest, but would get no closer. Senior forward Sarah Michaels led W&L with 19 points and finished second on the squad with nine rebounds. Freshman guard Sarah Otey contributed 13 points, dished out five assists and led the Generals with 11 rebounds for her first career double-double, while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards. Sophomore guard Laura Ludholtz led all scorers with 27 points and grabbed a game-high six steals while sophomore guard Carrie Grandstaff and sophomore forward Amanda Renalds scored 14 and 13 points, respectively. Washington and Lee sank 24-of-65 (36.9%) from the field while the Royals managed to connect on 29-of-65 (44.6%).

SCOUTING THE MAROONS:

Roanoke enters the week 6-10 overall and 5-7 in the ODAC following a 57-51 loss at Bridgewater on Saturday. Sophomore guard Lindsay Renalds led the Maroons with 16 points, while freshman guard Cindy McGraw contributed 14 points. Junior guard Chandra Forrester grabbed a team-best seven rebounds. Roanoke shot 31.6 percent (18-57) from the field, 33.3 percent (5-15) from three-point range and 76.9 percent (10-13) from the charity stripe. The Maroons travel to Emory & Henry on Tuesday before coming to Lexington on Sunday.

LAST MEETING WITH ROANOKE:

W&L overcame a 15-point deficit to battle Roanoke into overtime on January 3, but the Maroons outpaced the Generals in extra minutes and took the 67-65 decision. Senior forward Sarah Michaels led W&L with a season and game-high 28 points, while sophomore guard Louisa Feve added 16 points to the Generals’ offensive efforts. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger recorded her third double-double of the season, combining 11 points with a game-high 16 rebounds. Junior forwards Chandra Forrester, Jennie Schafer and Kayce Smith scored 16, 15 and 12 points, respectively for the Maroons.

RAISING ARIZONA:

Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger came to Lexington from Mayer, Ariz., and has made an immediate impact in the paint. Hunsinger has reached double-figures in 15 of the Generals’ 17 games and scored 15 or more points on nine of those occasions. Grabbing at least 12 rebounds in eight games, she leads the Generals with nine double-doubles. She currently ranks second on the team and eighth in the ODAC with 14.5 points per game while ranking second in the conference with a team-leading 10.8 rebounds per outing.

HOT HANDS:

Inarguably, sophomore guard Lousa Feve currently has the hot hands amongst the Generals’ shooters. Across W&L’s last two games, Feve is 19-for-30 (63.3%) from the field and 5-for-10 (50.0%) from beyond the three-point arc. Across the Generals’ last four games she is averaging 18.5 points per outing and has scored at least 22 points three times, including a season-high 24 points on Saturday.

WINNING AT THE HALF MEANS WINNING:

In seven of their eight victories this season, the Generals have led the game at halftime. In addition, across the last four years, W&L has a 28-4 record in games it leads at the halftime break.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES:

Senior forward Sarah Michaels, sophomore guard Louisa Feve, freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey have combined for 18 double-doubles this season.

SHOOTING .500:

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.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670