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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 24 • W&L (12-11, 8-10) at Guilford (9-14, 7-11) • Greensboro, N.C. • February 16, 2005 • 7:00 pm

Game 25 • W&L (11-11, 7-10) vs. Emory & Henry (14-9, 11-7) • Lexington, Va. • February 19, 2005 • 2:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.8 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 6.0 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.1 rpg, 2.6 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.3 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 13.6 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.7 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 14.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.6 spg

ON THE BENCH:

#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 0.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.9 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 5.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.9 spg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 3.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.0 spg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.5 spg
#44 Kat Michaels, Fr., G, 5-4 0.6 ppg, 0.3 rpg
#45 Jenna Thorne, Fr., G/F, 5-8 0.8 ppg, 0.5 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 21-28. 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. Dean’na Mitchelson (Virginia ’02) is in her first season as assistant women’s basketball coach at W&L. Prior to her arrival, Mitchelson served as head women’s basketball coach at Robert E. Lee High School during the 2003-04 season. Mitchelson captained the women’s basketball team at the University of Virginia where she was a four-year letterwinner.

OPPOSING COACHES:
Guilford head coach Stephanie Flamini has posted a 26-23 career record in her two seasons at the helm of the Quakers. Joy Scruggs has notched a 346-252 career record in her 24 seasons as head coach at Emory & Henry.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
W&L is 2-20 all-time against Guilford and 6-16 all-time against Emory & Henry. The Generals snapped their 11-game losing streak to the Quakers with a 56-54 victory on Dec. 9. W&L has lost two straight to the Wasps, including a 69-66 loss on Jan. 25.

UP NEXT:
The Generals play in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24.

LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee opened up the second half on a 21-0 run in cruising to a 63-43 victory over Hollins on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Generals jumped out to an 18-6 lead with 13:27 remaining in the first half, but Hollins closed out the half on a 22-11 run to take a 28-27 lead into the break. W&L went on the aforementioned run to start the second stanza and held Hollins scoreless for the first 8:56 of the half. The Generals were 27-for-60 (.450) from the field and held a 44-24 advantage on the boards. Hollins was just 16-for-50 (.320) from the floor, including 5-for-22 (.227) in the second half. W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger, who notched a double-double with game-highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds. She also had a game-high four blocks. Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick tallied 12 points and seven rebounds, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly had eight points and a game-high five assists.

SCOUTING THE QUAKERS:
Guilford has an overall record of 9-14 and a 7-11 mark in the ODAC. The Quakers are coming off a 71-65 overtime loss at Roanoke on Saturday. Guilford held a 62-53 lead with 3:49 remaining, but RC closed out regulation on a 10-1 run to send the game into overtime. The Quakers were outscored 8-2 in the extra period. Guilford junior guard Jennifer King scored a game-high 32 points, including an 11-for-12 performance from the free throw line. Freshman center Brittiany Green had 16 points and six rebounds, while senior forward Courtney Hill notched seven points and a game-high 12 rebounds. King leads the team in scoring (14.7 ppg) and assists (3.1 apg) and is third in rebounding (6.2 rpg). Hill averages 14.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, while sophomore guard Dionne Graham notches 9.5 points and a team-high 2.7 steals per game.

SCOUTING THE WASPS:
Emory & Henry has an overall record of 14-9 and an 11-7 mark in the ODAC. The Wasps defeated Lynchburg, 71-60, on Saturday and will host Roanoke on Wednesday before playing at W&L on Saturday. E&H led 37-22 at halftime and shot 42 percent from the field in the game, but did commit 28 turnovers. It also outrebounded Lynchburg, 51-23. The Wasps were led by junior guard Kate Childress, who notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and dished out a game-high six assists. Junior guard Brooke Barker tallied 17 points and five rebounds. Childress leads the Wasps in scoring (13.7 ppg), rebounding (5.9 rpg), assists (3.9 apg), and steals (2.0 spg). Barker contributes 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. Senior guard Shannon Brown notches 7.4 points, 3.5 points, and 2.0 steals per game.

TALE OF THE TAPE:
The Generals have averaged 67.3 points per game in their 12 wins, but have scored just 50.5 points per game in their 11 losses.

LAST MEETING WITH GUILFORD (12/9/04):
The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Guilford College, 56-54, at the Warner Center. The Generals surged out to a 14-5 lead with 8:47 remaining in the first half, but were held scoreless for the remainder of the half as Guilford went on a 20-0 run to head into the break with a 25-14 advantage. The Quakers extended their lead to 13 points at 29-16 with 16:16 remaining, but the Generals slowly chipped away at the lead and a three-point play by junior guard Louisa Feve gave W&L the lead at 41-39 with 6:17 left. Guilford pulled to within one point at 52-51 with 1:08 remaining, but from there, the Generals went 4-for-4 from the free throw line to ice the game. Feve finished with 19 points and five rebounds, while freshman forward Kristen Krouchick had 18 points and was 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly chipped in with four points, a team-high five assists, and a career-high tying eight rebounds.

LAST MEETING WITH E&H (1/25/05):
Emory & Henry junior guard Brooke Barker hit a three-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining to lift the Wasps to a 69-66 win over Washington and Lee. The Generals had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but senior guard Bethany Dannelly’s three-pointer rimmed out. W&L jumped out to a 30-16 lead with 6:09 remaining in the first half, but the Wasps closed the half on a 13-4 run to cut the advantage to 34-29 at the break. The Generals pushed back to a 42-35 lead at the 16:40 mark, but a 13-2 run gave the Wasps a 48-44 lead with 10 minutes left in the game. The Generals never assumed the lead again, but tied the game on several occasions, including at 66-66 on a three-pointer by junior guard Louisa Feve with 1:29 remaining. W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger, who tallied a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds. Freshman forward Amanda Kane scored a career-high 16 points, while Feve and freshman forward Kristen Krouchick added 11 points each. Dannelly tied a season-high with nine assists and had two steals.

ODAC TOURNAMENT SCENARIOS:
With the win over Hollins on Saturday, W&L secured a berth in the ODAC Tournament for the second straight season and can finish as high as the No. 6 seed or as low as the No. 8 seed. The Generals will be the No. 6 seed if they win their remaining two games and Virginia Wesleyan loses its last three games. W&L will be the No. 7 seed if it beats Guilford and Virginia Wesleyan wins at least two of its last three games. The Generals will be the No. 8 seed if they lose their last two games and if GC holds the tiebreaker.

ONE MORE WIN:
With one more victory this season, W&L would tie the school record of 13 wins set during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

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