Game 3 W&L (0-2) vs. Randolph-Macon
Womans College (1-1) 11/25/03 7:00 pm Lexington, Va.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 7.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 0.5 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 2.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 bpg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 16.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.5 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#20 Amy Volkmann, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
COMMANDING THE GENERALS:
Mandy King (Southern Maine 99) 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
college ranks since 1989. Wiggins is assisted by Michelle Cunningham,
Melissa Lacks and Jeff Lakin.
Washington and Lees match-up with Randolph-Macon Womans
College marks the 19th meeting between the Generals and the WildCats.
W&L leads the all-time series 13-5, emerging victorious in the
last 10 games with RMWC. The WildCats last defeated the Generals in
December 8, 1998 when they won 86-79.
LAST TIME OUT:
The Washington and Lee womens basketball team dropped a pair
of decisions this weekend at the Jackie Ammons Memorial Tournament,
hosted by Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. In the opening game, held
on Friday, the Generals fell to Peace, 62-43. Washington and Lee returned
to action on Saturday, dropping the consolation final to Howard Payne,
61-60. For the weekend, the Generals were led by senior forward Sarah
Michaels, who averaged 16 points per game with a 24-point performance
in the consolation final. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and sophomore
guard Louisa Feve both averaged double digits in the tournament, with
12 and 11 points per game respectively.
The Generals return to action next week with a home contest and a
pair of road trips. W&L travels to Bridgewater in Monday, hosts
Emory & Henry on Wednesday and travels to St. Marys (Md.)
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS:
Randolph-Macon Womans College takes to the court after splitting
a pair of decisions at the Hunter College Tip-Off Tournament last
Friday and Saturday. The WildCats defeated Emerson, 58-41, in the
opening round on Friday before falling to Hunter, 85-47, in Saturdays
final. Against Hunter the WildCats were led by sophomore forward Jennifer
Prewitt, who recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Meghan Stensrud also scored 12 points, while senior
Morgan Greene grabbed 10 rebounds.
BACK IN THE SADDLE:
Washington and Lee welcomes back seven letterwinners and four starters
from last seasons squad. Senior forward Sarah Michaels takes
to the court after leading last years Generals with 14.8 points
per game. She was also second on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Louisa Feve also averaged double figures for W&L,
contributing 12.8 points per contest. Other returnees include junior
guard Bethany Dannelly (8.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg), junior forward Emily Barker
(6.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg), junior guard Peggy Altman (0.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg),
sophomore guard Ashley Brown (0.2 ppg, 0.5 rpg) and sophomore guard
Sarah Williamson. All told, this years veterans combined for
38.4 of the Generals 48.1 points per game.
Seven of Washington and Lees round-ballers are multiple-sport
athletes for the Generals, with junior forward Emily Barker and sophomore
guards Ashley Brown and Sarah Williamson leading the way as three
sport athletes. Barker is a goalie for the ODAC-Champion womens
soccer team and a thrower for the track and field program, while Brown
and Williamson are distance runners for the cross country and track
teams. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly is a thrower on the track and
field team, sophomore guard Louisa Feve plays lacrosse, freshman guard
Amy Volkmann plays field hockey and senior guard Sarah Michaels is
the captain of the riding team.
Junior forward Sarah Michaels was tabbed Honorable Mention All-ODAC
after leading the Generals in scoring last season with 14.8 points
per game. In addition to her 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.5 steals
per game, she hit 27 three pointers and led W&L with an 81.7 free
throw percentage (85-for-104). In only two years, (she took her sophomore
year off) Michaels ranks sixth all-time for point per game in a season
(14.8), eighth all-time for points in a season with 326 (2002-03)
and 10th all-time for career points (486).
Junior guard Bethany Dannelly needed only two years to write herself
into the W&L record book. She combined 84 assists last season
with a program-record 152 assists as a freshman to become W&Ls
all-time leader for assists in a career (236). She finished last season
third on the team with 8.0 points per game and swiped a co-team-high
43 steals. Dannelly scored a career-high 14 points on four occasions
Sophomore guard Louisa Feve came to Lexington from Potomac, Md., and
quickly made a name for herself in the Generals basketball program.
In her inaugural season, she was second on the team with a 12.8 points
per game average that ranks her 10th all-time for points per game
in a season. She took the 11th spot on the W&L all-time list for
points in a season (307) and became the Generals all-time leader
for three-pointers made in a season (37). Her initial success, coupled
with a revitalized program, looks to make her one of the most successful
basketball players in W&Ls history.
Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey both
made an immediate impact in the Generals ranks last weekend.
In W&Ls season opener against Peace Otey was second on the
team with 11 points, while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out
three assists. In the Generals second game Hunsinger scored
16 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.
For the season, the Generals are averaging 51.5 points a game and
have hit 38-of-109 from the field for a 34.9 shooting percentage.
Washington and Lee is 7-for-29 (24.1%) from beyond the three-point
arc and 20-for-34 (58.8%) from the charity stripe this season. Kings
squad is also averaging 32.5 rebounds per game, 17.5 assists per game,
12 turnovers per game and 3.5 blocks per game.
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