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Game 12• W&L (5-6, 3-4) Hollins (1-8, 0-6) • Tuesday, January 13 • 7:00 p.m. • Lexington, Va.
Game 13• W&L (5-6, 3-4) Va. Wesleyan (3-7, 2-5) • Friday, January 16 • 7:00 p.m. • Norfolk, Va.
Game 14• W&L (5-6, 3-4) Lynchburg (4-6, 2-5) • Saturday, January 17• 3:00 p.m.• Lynchburg, Va.

#10 Sarah Otey, Fr., G, 5-6 10.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.7 apg
#12 Louisa Feve, So., G, 5-8 12.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.5 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Jr., G, 5-5 5.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.8 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Fr., F, 6-0 14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2.0 bpg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Sr., F, 5-8 16.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.5 apg


#22 Emily Barker, Jr., F, 5-11 3.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg
#42 Peggy Altman, Jr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.2 rpg
#20 Amy Volkmann, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#30 Sarah Williamson, So., G, 5-5 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#34 Ashley Brown, So., G, 5-2 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.


Karen Harvey (Roanoke ‘91) is in her ninth year as the head coach at Hollins. A former ODAC Player of the Year for Roanoke, she enters the season with a 45-151 (22.9%) career coaching record. Harvey is assisted by Fred Thomas and Erika Hale. Stephany Dunmyer (Kenyon ‘00) is in her first season as the head coach at Virginia Wesleyan. She takes over the Marlins after a year at the Division I level, proceeded by two years at the Division II level. Dunmyer is assisted by Allie Graf and Josh McElheny. Richie Waggoner (Roanoke ‘92) enters his fifth season as the head coach at Lynchburg. He led the Hornets to their best-ever season last year with an overall mark of 16-10. Waggoner is assisted by Lauren Hedden and Brian Puckett.

Washington and Lee’s match-up with Hollins marks the 20th meeting between the teams. Hollins trails the Generals, 14-5, in the all-time series but emerged victorious in the teams’ last meeting. In that game W&L fell to Hollins, 52-44, on January 24, 2003. The Generals last defeated Hollins on February 16, 2002, with a 58-56 decision. Washington and Lee faces Virginia Wesleyan for the 22nd time in program history and the second time in the last week, with the Marlins leading, 12-8, in the all-time series. Washington and Lee’s match-up with Lynchburg marks its 19th meeting with the Hornets. Lynchburg leads the all-time series with the Generals, 10-8.


Senior forward Sarah Michaels tied her season-high with a game-high 28 points as W&L defeated Virginia Wesleyan, 69-56, on Saturday afternoon. Down 21-20 with 4:56 remaining in the first half, the Generals went on an 18-4 run to end the half, taking a 38-25 lead into the break. Watching W&L’s advantage swell to 20 points in the second half, Virginia Wesleyan battled back to within 11 points in the final moments of the game, but would get no closer. Michaels was also second on the team with eight rebounds while freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger recorded her fifth double-double of the season after combining 15 points with a game-high 15 rebounds. Sophomore guard Louisa Feve rounded out the Generals’ double-digit scorers with 14 points. Junior guard Bethany Dannelly was also among the W&L leaders with a season- and game-high seven assists.


Washington and Lee returns to the Warner Center on Monday when the Generals host Mary Washington. The Lexington squad finishes the week on the road again, traveling to Hollins on Friday and making a stop at Emory & Henry on Saturday.


Hollins comes to Lexington following a 86-67 loss to Lynchburg on Saturday. Junior guard Kahla Garris led Hollins with 15 points, while sophomore guard Coby Wilmer added 12 points and team-highs with three steals and five rebounds. Junior guard Brandi Cochran rounded out the team’s double-digit scorers with 10 points, while senior forward Jennifer Carpenter led the squad with four assists. Hollins connected on 21-of-51 (41.2%) from the field and 22-of-26 (84.6%) from the foul line. For the season, Cochran leads the team with 15.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest. Wilmer also averages double-digits with 11.6 points per game, while freshman forward Amanda Kit is downing 9.8 points per game.


Virginia Wesleyan enters the week at 3-7 overall and 2-5 in the ODAC after dropping a 69-56 decision against W&L on Saturday. VWC returns to action again on Friday when it hosts the Generals in Norfolk, Va. Senior guard Devin Allen leads Virginia Wesleyan with 12.2 points per game, while freshman guard Michelle Dove is second on the team with 9.2 points per game. Freshman center Nicole Thurston is the Marlins leading rebounder with 6.3 caroms per contest.


Lynchburg enters the week with a 4-6 overall record and a 2-5 mark in the ODAC after defeating Hollins, 86-67, on Saturday. Senior guard Abby Pyzik led the Hornets with 17 points and ranked second on the squad with five assists. Freshman forward Caroline Wesley was second on the team with 16 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, while sophomore guard Lacey Currle contributed 14 points. Sophomore forward Lori Fletcher rounded out Lynchburg’s double-digit scorers with 10 points and led the team with six assists. The Hornets shot 35-for-60 (58.3%) from the field and connected on 14-of-18 (77.8%) from the charity stripe. For the season, Pyzik leads the team with 11.8 points per game and is second on the squad with 5.3 rebounds per outing. Fletcher ranks second on the stat-sheet with 10.1 points per game, while Wesley averages 10.0 points and a team-best 7.4 rebounds per game.


The loss to Eastern Mennonite marked the Generals fourth defeat by three-points or less this season. In the last five years, W&L is 4-10 in games decided by five points or less. The Generals’ last tasted victory in a close game when they defeated Hollins, 58-56, on Feb. 16, 2002.


Freshman forward Jessica Hunsinger came to Lexington from Mayer, Ariz., and has made an immediate impact in the paint. After scoring only eight points in her collegiate debut, Hunsinger has scored in double figures in each of the last 10 games, exceeding 14 points on six occasions and setting a career-high with 20 points. Leading the team with five double doubles, she has reached or exceeded 15 rebounds four times and set a career-high with 18 caroms. She currently ranks second on the team with 14.5 points per game while averaging a team-best 10.8 rebounds per outing.


Senior forward Sarah Michaels has been commendable at showing the Generals how it’s done. Michaels has scored in double figures 31 times during her career, including 24 times in her last 33 appearances. In addition, she has exceeded the 20-point plateau nine times in the last two years. With a pair of 28-point performances this season and her play continuing to improve, Michales stands on the verge of surpassing her career-high of 29 points (at Virginia Wesleyan, 1/18/03).


In all five victories this season, the Generals have led the game at halftime. In addition, across the last four years, W&L has a 26-3 record in games it leads at the halftime break.


Senior forward Sarah Michaels, sophomore guard Louisa Feve, feshman forward Jessica Hunsinger and freshman guard Sarah Otey have combined for 11 double-doubles in the Generals’ first 11 contests.


In wins, the Generals are averaging 67 points, 38.7 percent from the field (119-307), 26.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc (18-68) and 68.1 percent from the foul line (79-116). By comparison, in losses the Lexington squad averages 59.0 points, 35.0 percent from the field (128-365), 29.1 percent from three-point range (30-103) and 64.1 percent from the charity stripe (68-106).


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.


The six days between W&L’s meeting with Virginia Wesleyan last Saturday and its meeting with the Marlins on Friday marks the Generals’ shortest turnaround to face the same opponent since the 1995-96 season. During that season, W&L faced Roanoke on February 4 and then again on February 10.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670