Game 23 W&L (11-11, 7-10) vs. Hollins (7-14, 3-13)
Lexington, Va. February 12, 2005 2:00
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.8 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 6.0 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.2 rpg, 2.5 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 13.1 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.5 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 14.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 spg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 0.7 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.8 apg
#20 Emily Wolff, Fr., G/F, 5-9 2.0 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.7 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 5.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.9 spg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 3.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.9 spg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.5 spg
#44 Kat Michaels, Fr., G, 5-4 0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg
#45 Jenna Thorne, Fr., G/F, 5-8 1.0 ppg, 0.7 rpg
COMMANDING THE GENERALS:
Mandy King (Southern Maine 98) is in her second season as head
women's basketball coach at W&L. She posted a 9-17 record in her
first year at the helm and has a career record of 20-28. King's first
season resulted in a six-game improvement over the previous campaign
and included a bid to the ODAC Postseason Tournament. Under her direction,
two players earned All-ODAC honors and another finished second in
the balloting for the conference rookie of the year award. Deanna
Mitchelson (Virginia 02) is in her first season as assistant
womens basketball coach at W&L. Prior to her arrival, Mitchelson
served as head womens basketball coach at Robert E. Lee High
School during the 2003-04 season. Mitchelson captained the womens
basketball team at the University of Virginia where she was a four-year
Hollins head coach Karen Harvey has posted a 58-184 career record
in her 10 seasons at the helm of Hollins.
W&L is 16-6 all-time against Hollins. The Generals defeated Hollins,
66-41, back on Jan. 8.
The Generals play their final two regular season games next week.
They travel to Guilford on Wednesday for a 7:00 pm contest before
closing out the regular season at home against Emory & Henry on
Saturday at 2:00 pm.
LAST TIME OUT:
Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger notched a double-double with 16
points and 13 rebounds to help lead Washington and Lee to a 69-55
win over Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon. The Hornets raced out to a
14-6 lead with 15:51 remaining in the first half and maintained their
lead until the 5:50 mark when freshman forward Amanda Kane hit a layup
to tie the score at 25-25. W&L took a 30-27 lead with 1:41 left,
but Lynchburg recaptured the lead at 32-30 heading into halftime.
The Generals retook the lead at 34-32 with 18:45 left in the second
stanza and would never relinquish their advantage for the remainder
of the game. Their lead grew to as many as 18 points (66-48) with
4:41 remaining. W&L forced 24 Lynchburg turnovers and held a 40-39
edge in rebounds. Junior guard Louisa Feve scored a game-high 21 points
and dished out four assists. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly totaled
13 points and a game-high seven assists, while Kane finished with
11 points and five rebounds.
Hollins has an overall record of 7-14 and a 3-13 mark in the ODAC.
HU is coming off an 81-61 loss to Emory & Henry on Thursday night.
Hollins trailed by just two points (33-31) at halftime, but was outscored
48-30 in the second half en route to the 20-point loss. E&H was
32-for-73 (.438) from the floor and held a 45-24 advantage on the
boards. Hollins was led by freshman forward Nicole Grant, who recorded
a double-double with game-highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Junior
forward LeighAnn Woodley notched 14 points, while senior guard Kahla
Garris tallied 11 points, three assists, and a team-high four steals.
On the season, senior guard Brandi Cochran leads the team in scoring
(17.2 ppg), assists (3.2 apg), steals (2.3 spg), and blocks (1.6 bpg).
Grant averages 13.8 points and a team-best 8.6 rebounds per game.
Woodley contributes 11.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per
LAST MEETING WITH HOLLINS (1/8/05):
Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger tied a career-high with 26 points
and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Washington and Lee to a 66-41
win at Hollins. The Generals jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the games
opening minutes and stretched their advantage to 18 points (28-10)
later in the first half en route to a 38-26 halftime edge. W&L
continued to pour it on in the second stanza, twice extending to a
25-point lead which proved to be the final margin. W&L shot 45.9
percent from the floor, while Hollins shot just 28.1 percent, including
23.3 percent in the second half. The Generals also forced 24 HU turnovers
and collected 15 steals. Senior forward Emily Barker tallied eight
points, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly posted five assists and
five steals. Hollins was paced by senior guard Brandi Cochran, who
scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.
ODAC TOURNAMENT SCENARIOS:
With the regular season winding down, W&L is still in the mix
for a berth into the ODAC Tournament. The Generals can secure a spot
in the postseason with a win over Hollins on Saturday and can finish
as high as the No. 5 seed or as low as the No. 8 seed if they beat
Hollins. W&L can grab the fifth spot if they win out to finish
at 10-10 in the conference and both Emory & Henry and Virginia
Wesleyan lose their remaining ODAC games. Then W&L and E&H
would both be 10-10 and if W&L has the tiebreaker, then the Generals
would earn the No. 5 seed. The Generals will be the eighth seed if
they lose their remaining games, Guilford wins one more ODAC game,
and Hollins loses one more game.
Freshman forward Hayley James has been a pleasant surprise this season.
After missing the first nine games of the season due to injury, James
has averaged 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and has collected
12 steals in 13 games. She is also knocking down her three-pointers
at a 36 percent clip (9-for-25). James had career-highs of 12 points
and eight rebounds in a 69-59 loss to Randolph-Macon Womans
College last Saturday. She also pulled down eight rebounds and had
a career-high four steals in a 69-55 victory over Lynchburg on Sunday.
DISHING THE ROCK:
The Generals are second in the ODAC with 14.5 assists per game. Senior
guard Bethany Dannelly, the schools all-time assist leader (436),
is second in the ODAC and 23rd in the nation with 5.1 assists per
game. Dannelly has dished out at least seven assists in a game on
eight occassions this season. Last year, Dannelly and junior guard
Louisa Feve became the first pair of teammates to each hand out at
least 80 assists in a season. With Dannellys 113 assists and
Feves 84 dimes, the duo has accomplished this feat for the second
Senior guard Bethany Dannelly, junior guard Louisa Feve, and sophomore
center Jessica Hunsinger have all made their mark on the W&L record
book. Dannelly holds the Generals record for assists in a game
(11 vs. Lynchburg 1/16/02), in a season (152), and in a career (436).
She is also the schools all-time leader in career steals (184).
Feve is fifth all-time with 952 career points and is just 48 points
shy of becoming the fifth Generals to surpass the 1000-point plateau.
She is the schools all-time leader in career three-pointers
(109) and her 38 three-pointers this season are second most in a single
season and are just one shy of tying the single-season record. Feve
is also second all-time in career assists (229). Hunsinger is third
all-time in career blocks (85) and needs seven more to move into second
place. Her 51 blocks as a freshman were the fourth most in a single
season. She had a school-record eight blocks against Emory & Henry