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Game 8• W&L (4-3, 2-1) at Roanoke (1-5, 0-2) • Saturday, January 3 • 2:00 p.m. • Salem, Va.

#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


#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

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 women’s 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 women’s 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 Lee’s match-up with Roanoke marks the 19th meeting between the Generals’ and the Maroons’ women’s 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.


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&L’s 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.


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 Lee’s victory over Southern Virginia stretched the Generals’ winning streak to three games and eclipsed last season’s win total. The streak marks W&L’s longest since the Generals’ won five straight between January 8 and January 18, 2002. In addition, W&L’s 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. Mary’s (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).


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.


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.


While this isn’t WWII and the Generals aren’t military criminals sent behind enemy lines, W&L’s 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 hasn’t 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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Lexington, VA 24450
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