WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE
Game 3 W&L (1-1) vs. Peace College (1-0)
November 23, 2004 7:00 pm
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 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. 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 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 mens 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.
LAST TIME OUT:
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 schools 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.
SCOUTING THE PACERS:
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
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
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 didnt 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 didnt
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 teams 111 points
(77%) and have hauled in 46 of the teams 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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