Game 4 W&L (1-2, 1-0) at Bridgewater*
(1-0, 0-0) Monday, Dec. 1 7:00 p.m. Bridgewater, Va.
Game 5 W&L vs. Emory & Henry* Wednesday, Dec. 3 7:00
p.m. Lexington, Va.
Game 6 W&L at St. Marys (Md.) Saturday, Dec. 6 7:00
p.m. St. Marys City, Md.
*Old Dominion Athletic Conference
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 8.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 11.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.0 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 2.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.3 bpg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 13.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.6 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 5.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg
#20 Amy Volkmann, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 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 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. Joy Scruggs 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. Nan Hambrose enters her fourth season
as the head coach for St. Marys (Md.). She is assisted by Jake
Heibel and Ken Broomer.
Washington and Lees match-up with Bridgewater marks the 17th
meeting between the Generals and the Eagles. Bridgewater leads the
all-time series, 14-2, including a pair of wins over W&L last
season. In their last match-up with the Eagles, the Generals fell,
57-40, on February 19, 2003. Emory & Henry holds a 12-5 advantage
in its all-time series with W&L, while the Generals emerged victorious
in their one previous match-up with St. Marys (Md.).
LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee used a 14-point lead at half to subdue Randolph-Macon
Womans College, 63-51, on Tuesday evening 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.
Next week the Generals will host Southern Virginia on Tuesday, December
9. Washington and Lee will then take a 25-day break from contests
before traveling to Roanoke on Saturday, January 3.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES:
Bridgewater takes to the court today after defeating Averett, 66-53,
on Tuesday, November 25. Freshman Forward Jessica Young and senior
guard Sarah Oktavec both scored 16 points in the victory, while Young
added six rebounds and Oktavec grabbed three rebounds. Senior guard
Marie Bolton rounded out the Eagles double-digit scorers with
10 points, while freshman forward Mya Braxton grabbed a team-best
SCOUTING THE WASPS:
Emory & Henry enters the week, 2-0, after winning the E&H
Tip-Off Tournament. The Wasps defeated Wesleyan, 79-48, in the semifinals
before downing Chowan, 86-76, in the championship match. Senior guard
Dawn Chewning leads the squad with 18.5 points per game, while junior
guard Amy Hensley averages 17.5 point per game and 6.5 rebounds per
game. Senior guard Erin Connelly is contributing a double-double across
both E&H games, averaging 10.5 points per game and 14.0 rebounds
SCOUTING THE SEAHAWKS:
St. Marys (Md.) enters the week with an 0-3 record, including
a 79-69 home loss to Rowan on Saturday. The Seahawks travel to Goucher
on Tuesday before hosting the Generals on Saturday. Senior guard Megan
Baskins leads the team with 23.7 points per game, while senior guard
Kristin Francis averages 10.7 points per game and sophomore guard
Katie Greenburg averages 10.0 points per game.
Washington and Lees 63-51 victory over Randolph-Macon Womans
College last Tuesday marked the first win in head coach Mandy Kings
Seven of Washington and Lees round-ballers are multiple-sport
athletes, 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
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). Adding to her initial success,
she has already set career-highs this season for rebounds in
a game with 12 (vs. RMWC, 11/25/03) and assists in a game with six
(at Peace, 11/21/03).
Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey both
made an immediate impact in the Generals ranks. Hunsinger now
leads W&L with 14.7 points per game after recording a career-high
20 points in the Generals victory over RMWC. Otey is averaging 8.3
points per game after scoring 10 points against the WildCats.
For the season, the Generals are averaging 55.3 points per game and
have hit 54-for-164 from the field for a 32.9 shooting percentage.
Washington and Lee is 8-for-42 (19.0%) from beyond the three-point
arc and 50-for-78 (64.1%) from the charity stripe this season. Kings
squad is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game, 15.3 assists per game,
13.3 turnovers per game and 3.3 blocks per game.
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