Game 8 W&L (4-3, 2-1) at Roanoke (1-5,
0-2) Saturday, January 3 2:00 p.m. Salem, Va.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 9.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 12.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.4 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 4.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.7 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.4 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 14.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 2.8 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 4.3 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.
Susan Dunagan is in her 22nd season as the head coach of the Roanoke
College womens basketball program. She has led the Maroons to
an unprecedented 13 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships.
A 63-45 win over Washington & Lee two seasons ago gave Dunagan
her 400th career victory, a plateau only eight other active coaches
have reached. In addition to her success within the conference, Dunagan
has also led Roanoke to 10 NCAA postseason appearances over the past
13 years. Lynn Richmond and Jim Robinson both serve as assistants
for the Maroons.
Washington and Lees match-up with Roanoke marks the 19th meeting
between the Generals and the Maroons womens basketball
programs. Roanoke has won all 18 previous games against W&L, including
a 67-49 victory in their last meeting on Friday, January 31, 2003.
LAST TIME OUT:
Four Generals scored in double figures and two players recorded a
double-double as W&L defeated visiting Southern Virginia University,
70-49, on December 9. Senior forward Sarah Michaels led the Generals
with her second-straight double-double, coming on a game-high 23 points
and a career-high 17 rebounds. Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger
notched her second career double-double after scoring 14 points and
grabbing a game- and career-high 18 rebounds. Sophomore guard Louisa
Feve was among the Generals leaders with 15 points, seven rebounds
and a game- and career-high seven assists. Freshman guard Sarah Otey
rounded out W&Ls double-digit scorers after tying her career-high
with 12 points.
Washington and Lee tips off a four-game home stand next Tuesday when
the Generals take on Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 p.m. contest at
the Warner Center. W&L then ends the week hosting Randolph-Macon
on Friday and Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday.
SCOUTING THE MAROONS:
Roanoke plays W&L after a 29-day break from competition. In their
last outing, the Maroons dropped a 72-54 decision at Randolph-Macon
on December 5. Freshman guard Cindy McGraw led all Roanoke scorers
with 13 points, while junior forward Kayce Smith contributed eight
rebounds, eight points and three blocks. Junior forward Chandra Forrester
currently leads Roanoke with 8.8 points per game and is second on
the team with 6.5 rebounds per outing. Sophomore guard Lindsay Reynolds
is nocking down 6.7 points per game while McGraw rounds out the Maroons
top-three scorers with 6.5 points per game. Junior forward Jennie
Schafer leads the squad under the basket with 8.2 rebounds per game
and swats a team-best 1.5 blocks per game. All told, 13 Roanoke players
are contributing points, while 14 Maroons are contributing rebounds
on the season.
Washington and Lees victory over Southern Virginia stretched
the Generals winning streak to three games and eclipsed last
seasons win total. The streak marks W&Ls longest since
the Generals won five straight between January 8 and January
18, 2002. In addition, W&Ls 21-point scoring margin over
the Knights marked the Generals largest victory since they defeated
Virginia Wesleyan, 56-35, on January 18, 2003.
Senior forward Sarah Michaels, sophomore guard Louisa Feve and freshman
forward Jessica Hunsinger have each recorded a pair of double-doubles
this season. Michaels has reached double figures in points and rebounds
in each of her last two outings, spurring the Generals to wins over
St. Marys (Md.) (26 pts, 16 reb) and Southern Virginia (23 pts,
17 reb). Feve recorded double-doubles against RMWC (13 pts, 12 reb)
and Emory & Henry (13 pts, 10 reb), while Hunsinger notched double-doubles
against Emory & Henry (17 pts, 16 reb) and Southern Virginia (14
pts, 18 reb).
WINNING AT THE HALF MEANS WINNING:
In all four victories this season, the Generals have led the game
at halftime. In addition, across the last four years, W&L has
a 25-3 record in games it leads at the halftime break.
Washington and Lee currently leads the ODAC in scoring defense (55.1),
field goal defense (.323) and three-point field goal defense (.224).
The Generals also rank second in the conference with 4.14 blocked
shots per game.
WINS VERSUS LOSSES:
In wins, the Generals are averaging 66.5 points, 38.3 percent from
the field (94-245), 21.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc (12-55)
and 66.6 percent from the foul line (66-99). By comparison, in losses
the Lexington squad averages 52.0 points, 35.9 percent from the field
(60-167), 28.9 percent from three-point range (11-38) and 60.9 percent
from the charity stripe (25-41). In addition, the Generals are winning
with an average point margin of 14.25, while losing by an average
of 7.0 points.
DIRTY HALF DOZEN:
While this isnt WWII and the Generals arent military criminals
sent behind enemy lines, W&Ls six primary players take on
a seemingly impossible mission every night. Senior forward Sarah Michaels,
junior guard Bethany Dannelly, junior forward Emily Barker, sophomore
guard Louisa Feve, freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman
guard Sarah Otey have combined for 1,397 of a possible 1,400 minutes
this season. Despite possible fatigue, the Generals outscore their
opposition in the second half, 226-202.
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.
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