Game 7 W&L (3-3) at Southern Virginia
(5-8) Tuesday, Dec. 9 7:00 p.m. Lexington, Va.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 9.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 12.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 4.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.8 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.1 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 13.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.6 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 4.7 ppg, 3.0 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.
Michael Harmon came to Southern Virginia in 1998. He received a bachelor's
degree in physical education from Limestone College and a master's
degree in physical education and kinesiology from California State
University at Long Beach. In addition to coaching the womens
basketball team he teaches a number of physical education courses
and coaches the Knights volleyball team. Harmon is assisted
by Amber Clark, who enters her fourth year as the assistant women's
basketball coach and Athletic Facilities Manager.
Washington and Lees match-up with Southern Virginia University
marks the first-ever meeting between the Generals and the Knights
womens basketball programs.
LAST TIME OUT:
In W&Ls last contest senior forward Sarah Michaels scored
a season-high 26 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to lead
the Generals past St. Marys (Md.), 73-54, on Saturday afternoon.
For the game, Michaels canned 5-of-8 three-point attempts and had
three assists. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve scored a season-high 20
points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a team-high five assists.
Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger added 10 points and eight rebounds.
With the win, W&L matched its win total from all of last season
and recorded its first back-to-back victories since the 2001-02 season,
when the Generals bested Virginia Wesleyan and Hollins (2/14, 2/16).
The Generals take an extended break from competition after tonights
game, returning to action on Sat., Jan. 3, when they travel to Roanoke
for a 2:00 p.m. contest.
SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS:
Southern Virginia comes to Lexington after defeating Taylor-Fort Wayne,
84-79, on Saturday in Alta Vista, Va. Senior guard Tania Moe led the
Knights with 20 points, while junior center Carlie Wiechman scored
15 points and junior forward Leslie Keliipaakaua scored 14 points.
Freshman guard Suzie Jex rounded out Southern Virginias double-digit
scorers with 11 points. Moe currently leads the Knights with 15.8
points per game and 3.4 steals per game. Wiechman is also averaging
double-digits with 13.4 points per game, while leading the squad with
7.4 rebounds per contest.
Washington and Lees 63-51 victory over Randolph-Macon Womans
College Tuesday, Nov. 25 marked the first win in head coach Mandy
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). This season she has
added as team-high 23 assists through the Generals first six
games for 3.8 assists per game.
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). Against Emory and Henry she recorded her second
career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Senior forward Sarah Michaels offers a double-threat to the W&L
opposition. She is currently second on the team with 13.2 points per
game, and her 26 points against St. Marys (Md.) on Saturday
marks the most points scored in a game by a General this season. She
also grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to become W&Ls leading
rebounder with 9.7 boards per contest. For her career, she has compiled
565 points for an 11.1 points per game average.
Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey both
made an immediate impact in the Generals ranks. Hunsinger leads
W&L with 14.8 points per game after recording a career-high 20
points in the Generals victory over RMWC and at least 16 points
in four of her six collegiate appearances. Against St. Marys
(Md.) she set a W&L program record with eight blocks, surpassing
the previous record of six set by Megan Babst 02 on several
occasions. Otey is averaging 9.3 points per game after scoring a career-high
12 points against Bridgewater (12/1) and reaching at least 10 points
in four of her six collegiate appearances.
For the season, the Generals are averaging 58.7 points per game and
have hit 126-for-336 from the field for a 37.5 shooting percentage.
Washington and Lee is 22-for-76 (28.9%) from beyond the three-point
arc and 78-for-125 (62.4%) from the charity stripe this season. Kings
squad is also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game, 14.6 assists per game,
16.5 turnovers per game and 4.1 blocks per game.
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