Game 24 W&L (9-14, 6-12) vs. Bridgewater
(18-5, 16-3) Wed., Feb. 18 7:00 p.m. Lexington,
Game 25 W&L (9-14, 6-12) vs. Guilford (14-8, 12-6)
Sun., Feb. 22 3:00 p.m. Lexington, Va.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 8.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.5 apg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 13.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.9 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 5.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.9 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.6 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 14.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.9 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 3.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.2 ppg, 0.2 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 2.2 ppg, 0.8 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.
Jean Willi (Bridgewater, 80) is in her eighth season as the
head coach at Bridgewater. She has guided the Eagles to a 145-49 overall
record, three NCAA Division III appearances and the 1998-99 ODAC Championship,
as well as the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 regular season ODAC titles. Willi
is assisted by Cyndi Justice and David Wade. Stephanie Flamini (West
Chester 94) is in her first season as head coach at Guilford.
She took 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 are squaring off with Bridgewater for the 20th time and
Guilford for the 21st time. The Eagles control the all-time series
with W&L, 17-2, while the Quakers control the all-time series
with the Generals, 19-1.
LAST TIME OUT:
Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger tallied a career-high 26 points
and added seven rebounds, but it wasnt enough as the Generals
fell to Randolph-Macon, 79-61, on Friday evening. The Yellow Jackets
began the game with a 21-9 run over the opening 7:34 and went into
the half with a 42-28 advantage. Another R-MC run, this time an 11-2
serge over the first 2:49 of the second half, gave the Yellow Jackets
a 53-30 lead that they would not relinquish. Sophomore guard Louisa
Feve supplimented Hunsingers effort with 17 points and seven
rebounds. The Generals shot 46.2 percent from the floor, but committed
25 turnovers in the contest.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES:
Bridgewater, which enters the week tied for the top spot in the ODAC,
has an 18-5 overall record and a 16-3 mark in the conference following
a 71-51 loss at Guilford on Saturday. The Eagles suffered a 22-0 run
by the Quakers to end the second half and never recovered. Freshman
guard Jessica Young led BC with 15 points, while freshman guards Shannon
Scales and Katy Herr scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Junior
Krystal Hermes rounded out the teams top scores with seven points
and a team-high six rebounds. On the season, Herr leads the Eagles
with 10.9 points per game and is second on the squad with 6.2 rebounds
per outing. Senior guard Marie Bolton is second on the team with 10.0
points per game, while Young and Hermes are averaging 9.2 and 8.0
points per game, respectively. Hermes also leads BC with 6.4 rebounds
LAST MEETING WITH BRIDGEWATER:
Bridgewater freshman forward Jessica Young hit two free throws with
5.5 seconds remaining to lift the Eagles to a 54-53 win over visiting
Washington and Lee back on Dec. 1. The Generals assumed a 53-52 lead
with 1:24 remaining in the game as junior forward Emily Barker nailed
a three-pointer. Both teams traded possessions before Young was fouled
in a loose-ball scramble and hit the game-winning charity tosses.
W&L trailed 34-28 at the half and by as many as 10 points in the
early moments of the second half before coming back to tie the game
at 48-48 on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Sarah Otey with
7:41 remaining in the game. The Generals were paced by freshman forward
Jessica Hunsinger, who tallied 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Otey notched 12 points, while senior forward Sarah Michaels added
nine points and 10 rebounds. Bridgewater was led by freshman guard
Katy Herrs 17 points and nine rebounds. Young recorded 13 points
and senior guard Marie Bolton added 10 points.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS:
The Quakers enter the week 14-8 overall and 12-6 in the ODAC following
a 71-51 upset win over Bridgewater on Saturday. Senior guard A.J.
Robertson hit 6-for-8 from three-point range on her way to a game-high
24 points and senior forward Jackie Hardenbergh contributed 16 points
and a game-high 10 rebounds. Senior guard Nicole McCrory rounded out
the teams double digit scorers with 10 points. The Quakers shot
48.0 percent (24-50) from the field, 61.9 percent (13-21) from three-point
range and 71.4 percent (10-14) from the charity stripe.
LAST MEETING WITH GUILFORD:
Playing without starting guards Bethany Dannelly and Sarah Otey due
to injuries, Washington and Lee was defeated by Guilford, 69-38, Feb.
6. The Generals hung tough through the first half of play, trailing
by just seven points (30-23) at the break. However, a 12-2 Quaker
run early in the second half put the game away. W&L shot just
26.0 percent for the game and committed 23 turnovers. Freshman forward
Jessica Hunsinger led the Generals with game-highs in points (14)
and rebounds (14). Senior forward Sarah Michaels contributed 12 points.
Guilford was paced by Dara Burkes 10 points and seven rebounds.
Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger came to Lexington from Mayer, Ariz.,
and has made an immediate impact in the paint. Hunsinger has scored
in double-figures in 20 of the Generals 23 games and grabbed
double-digits in rebounds 13 times. She leads the Generals with 12
double-doubles and currently ranks 12th in the nation with a team-
and ODAC-high 11.0 rebounds per game.
PUT HER ON THE FOUL LINE:
Junior guard Bethany Dannelly has been stellar for the Generals on
the charity stripe. Ranked second on the team after hitting 74.3 percent
(55-73) from the free throw line, she assembled the teams longest
streak with 18 consecutive made charity tosses. On the season, she
has been perfect from the line nine times and since returning to the
court after New Years, Dannelly has drained 44-of-51 (86.3%)
looks from the foul line.