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Game 3 • W&L (1-1) vs. Peace College (1-0) • November 23, 2004 • 7:00 pm

Mandy King (Southern Maine ’98) is in her second season as head women's basketball coach at W&L. She posted a 9-17 in her first year at the helm and has a career record of 10-18. 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. King came to W&L after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Bloomsburg University for two seasons. 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. 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.

Kelly Johnson (East Carolina ’77) is in his first year as the head coach of the Peace College Pacers. Johnson spent the last eight years as the head men’s basketball coach at Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, N.C. He lead Arendell to three East Plains Independent Conference regular season and conference championships.

Washington and Lee is 0-1 all-time against Peace. The Generals lost to the Pacers, 62-43, in their 2003-04 season-opener.

The Generals went 1-1 in the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend. They lost to Mount Holyoke, 61-42, in the opening round on Friday night before rebounding to defeat Russell Sage, 69-36, in the consolation game on Saturday afternoon. Against Mount Holyoke, senior forward Emily Barker led the team with 10 points and five rebounds and was 4-for-4 from the field. In the win over Russell Sage, W&L raced out to an 18-0 lead and held the Gators to just 14 points on 4-of-31 (12.9%) shooting in the first half. Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds and shot 9-of-12 from the field. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly, the school’s all-time assist leader, dished out seven assists in the win.

LAST MEETING (Peace 62, W&L 43 - 11/21/03):
Peace jumped out to a 12-1 lead three and a half minutes into the game and never trailed enroute to the 19-point victory. Dee Luck and Gina Lane each registered a double-double for the Pacers. Luck scored 14 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds while Lane had 10 points and 11 rebounds. For the Generals, Louisa Feve led the team with 13 points, nine rebounds, and six assists and Sarah Otey recorded 11 points and four rebounds.

Peace is coming off a 62-51 win over LaGrange College on Sunday. The Pacers trailed 32-27 at halftime but outscored LaGrange, 35-19, in the second half to pull away for the victory. Peace had two players record a double-double in the win. Junior forward Tia Saunders scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds while junior center Lindy Cartwright notched 12 points, hauled in 10 rebounds and blocked a game-high three shots.

The Generals hit the road and open their ODAC schedule at Bridgewater next Tuesday. Washington and Lee lost both games to the Eagles last year, 54-53 at Bridgewater and 66-46 in Lexington.

Junior guard Louisa Feve has a great appreciation for the number five. In the two games at the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament, Feve averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 steals per game. In the loss to Mount Holyoke, the junior scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds, handed out four assists, and collected a game-high five steals. In the win over Russell Sage, she scored 19 points, including 4-of-7 from three-point range, pulled down six rebounds, dished out six assists, and swiped a game-high five steals. Her efforts earned her a place on the all-tournament team.

The Generals have played very well on the defensive end of the court this season. They held Mount Holyoke and Russell Sage to a combined 27.8% shooting from the field (35-for-126). In the first half against Russell Sage, the Gators were just 4-for-31 (12.9%) from the field and only scored 14 points. They shot just 20.3% (13-for-64) for the game and didn’t attempt a free throw in the second half.

W&L has 18 steals in two games this season and junior guard Louisa Feve has 10 of them. Feve, who led the Generals with 49 steals last season, swiped five steals against both Mount Holyoke and Russell Sage.

The Generals have jumped out of the gate quickly and have taken early leads in both games. Against Mount Holyoke, W&L scored six seconds into the game and took an 8-4 lead at the 15:59 mark. It didn’t trail until 12:58 was left in the first half. Against Russell Sage, the Generals stormed out to an 18-0 advantage with 13:41 remaining in the first half and never trailed in the game. They also scored the first 11 points in the second half.

Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger notched a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the 69-36 win over Russell Sage. It was her 15th double-double in 28 career games. She has also scored in double figures in 24 games and has double figure rebound totals in 16 games.

Last season, guards Bethany Dannelly and Louisa Feve became the first pair of Generals in program history to each dish out at least 80 assists in a season. Dannelly led the team with 87 while Feve had 81. Dannelly holds the single-season (152) and career-records (331) for assists at Washington and Lee.

The Generals starters, which include two freshmen, guard Kristin Krouchick and forward Amanda Kane, have scored 86 of the team’s 111 points (77%) and have hauled in 46 of the team’s 83 rebounds (55%). Krouchick scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds against Russell Sage while Kane had five points against Russell Sage and snared four rebounds against Russell Sage and Mount Holyoke.

W&L has been very aggressive on the offensive end of the court and have been to the free throw line 52 times in the two games. Its opponents have gotten to the charity stripe just 28 times.


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