Game 20 W&L (8-11, 5-9) at RMWC (4-13,
2-11) Tues., Feb. 3 7:00 p.m. Lynchburg, Va.
Game 21 W&L (8-11, 5-9) at Guilford (11-7, 9-5) Fri.,
Feb. 6 7:00 p.m. Greensboro, N.C.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 8.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 14.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 5.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.2 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.0 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.0 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 14.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.2 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 3.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.3 ppg, 0.3 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 4.0 ppg, 0.5 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 womens soccer coach,
and helped W&L win its second-straight ODAC title this season,
and advance to the NCAA South Region Championship.
Randolph-Macon Womans is guided by fifth-year Head Coach Melissa
Wiggins. A graduate of Longwood University, Wiggins has been coaching
in the collegiate ranks since 1989 and entered the 2003-04 season
with a 16-109 record with the WildCats. Wiggins is assisted by Michelle
Cunningham, Melissa Lacks and Jeff Lakin. Stephanie Flamini (West
Chester 94) is in her first season as head coach at Guilford.
She takes over the Quakers program after a three-year stint
as head coach at Chowan, where she compiled a 42-32 overall record.
Flamini is assisted by Scott Smith.
The Generals contest with Randolph-Macon Womans College
this week marks the 21st all-time meeting between W&L and the
WildCats and the second game between the schools this season. The
Generals hold a 16-6 advantage in the all-time series with RMWC, including
a 63-51 victory on November 25. W&L is meeting Guilford for the
20th time, with the Quakers controlling the all-time series, 18-1.
LAST TIME OUT:
Roanoke received points from nine different players as the Maroons
downed W&L, 50-47, on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center. Down
16-5 with 10:59 left in the first half, Roanoke used a 15-2 run through
the remainder of the first stanza to assume a lead (20-18) it would
maintain the remainder of the game. A bucket from sophomore guard
Lindsay Renolds at the 49-seconds remaining gave the Maroons a 49-45
lead, but freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger kept the Generals within
two-points when she hit a jumper with 38 seconds remaining to make
it 49-47. Roanoke added another foul shot to the scoreboard compliments
of McGraw with 25 seconds remaining , but the Generals were unable
to answer as a desperation triple from senior forward Sarah Michaels
missed the mark at the buzzer. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve led three
Generals in double figures with 15 points, while Hunsinger tallied
13 points and 13 rebounds. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly rounded out
the afternoons double-digit scorers with 11 points, while Michaels
grabbed 12 rebounds.
UP NEXT WEEK:
The Generals come off the road to host Lynchburg on Tuesday, Feb.
10, before traveling to Randolph-Macon on Fri., Feb. 13.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS:
Randolph-Macon Womans College is currently on a five-game slide,
dropping to 4-13 overall and 2-11 in the ODAC. In their last outing,
the WildCats fell at Lynchburg, 72-65. Sophomore forward Meghan Stensrud
led RMWC with 20 points and eight rebounds, while senior guard Amy
Dameron contributed 16 points. Sophomore forward Jennifer Prewitt
rounded out the WildCats double-digit scorers with 14 points.
RMWC connected on 18-of-39 (46.2%) from the field, 5-of-8 (62.5%)
from three-point range and 24-of-35 (68.6%) from the charity stripe.
On the season, Stensrud leads the team with 16.1 points per game,
while Prewitt averages 11.5 points and a team-high 10.8 points per
contest. The WildCats are shooting 34.2 percent from the field, 28.4
percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line.
LAST MEETING WITH RMWC
W&L used a 14-point lead at halftime to subdue RMWC, 63-51, on
Nov. 25, at the Warner Center. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve recorded
a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while
freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger scored a team-high 20 points and
grabbed seven rebounds. Freshman guard Sarah Otey and junior forward
Emily Barker also scored in double digits for the Generals with 10
and 11 points, respectively. The WildCats were led by sophomore forward
Meghan Stenruds game-high 27 points and senior forward Morgan
Greenes team-high 10 rebounds.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS:
Guilford enters the week 11-7 overall and 9-5 in the ODAC after defeating
Virginia Wesleyan, 64-56, on Sunday, Feb. 1. Senior forward Jennie
Keichline led the team with a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds,
while senior guard A.J. Robertson rounded out the Quakers double-digit
scorers with 14 points. Guilford connected on 24-of-57 (42.1%) from
the field, 4-of-13 (30.8%) from three-point range and 12-of-15 (80.0%)
from the foul line. On the season, Keichline leads the team with 11.2
points per game and ranks second with 5.2 rebounds per outing. Robertson
is second on the squad with 10.6 points per game, while junior forward
Courtney Hill leads the team with 6.4 rebounds per game. On the season,
the Quakers are shooting 38.6 percent from the field, 34.1 percent
from beyond the three-point arc and 70.6 percent from the charity
Sophomore guard Lousa Feves last six games mark the best six-game
scoring average of her career. Across those contests, she is averaging
18.5 points per game and has scored 22 points or more on four occasions.
Her previous best was a seven-game span from January 2 to January
17, 2003, in which she averaged 15.1 points per game.
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.
Senior forward Sarah Michaels, sophomore guard Louisa Feve, freshman
forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey have combined
for 19 double-doubles this season.
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.