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.
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2003-04 Stats
#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
ON THE BENCH:
#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
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.
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 Lees 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
Lees match-up with Lynchburg marks its 19th meeting with the
Hornets. Lynchburg leads the all-time series with the Generals, 10-8.
LAST TIME OUT:
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&Ls 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.
UP NEXT WEEK:
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 teams 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.
SCOUTING THE MARLINS:
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.
SCOUTING THE HORNETS:
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 Lynchburgs 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
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 its 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).
WINNING AT THE HALF MEANS WINNING:
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.
WINS VERSUS LOSSES:
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 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.
The six days between W&Ls 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.
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