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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 7 • W&L (3-3, 1-2) vs. Eastern Mennonite (5-0, 1-0) • December 7, 2004 • 7:00 pm

Game 8 • W&L (3-3, 1-2) vs. Guilford College (2-2, 0-0) • December 9, 2004 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 14.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.8 apg, 3.2 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 3.7 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 7.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.8 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 13.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.0 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 16.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.2 spg

ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 1.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.8 apg
#20 Emily Wolff, Fr., G/F, 5-9 2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.7 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 4.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.7 bpg
#40 Dargan McMaster, Fr., F, 5-10 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.3 bpg
#44 Kat Michaels, Fr., G, 5-4 0.0 ppg, 0.3 rpg
#45 Jenna Thorne, Fr., G/F, 5-8 0.0 ppg, 0.0 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 in her first year at the helm and has a career record of 12-20. 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:
Eastern Mennonite head coach Richard McElwee (Eastern Mennonite ’83) has gone 30-4 in his two seasons at the helm of Royals. Stephanie Flamini (West Chester ’94) is in her second season at Guilford and has posted a 19-11 record with the Quakers.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
Washington and Lee is 8-14 all-time against Eastern Mennonite and has lost seven straight games to the Royals. Its last win over EMU was an 80-69 victory on Feb. 7, 2001. The Generals are 1-20 all-time against Guilford, including 11 consecutive losses. Their lone win over the Quakers was a 63-61 win on Jan. 23, 1999.

LAST TIME OUT:
Virginia Wesleyan went on a 20-5 run midway through the first half to defeat Washington and Lee, 80-68, on Sunday afternoon. The Generals held a 16-11 lead with 10:10 remaining in the first half, but the 20-5 run gave the Marlins a 31-21 advantage with 2:29 remaining. W&L pulled to within 45-41 with 13:05 left in the second half, but VWC went on a 12-2 run over the next 3:38 to take a 57-43 lead that it wouldn’t relinquish. The Generals were led by junior guard Louisa Feve, who scored a game-high 21 points, all coming in the second halft, along with eight rebounds and five assists. Freshman guard Kristen Krouchick tallied 17 points, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger recorded her second-straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Amanda Kane added 12 points and pulled down a season-best nine rebounds.

UP NEXT:
The Generals have three weeks off for exams and the holiday break before returning to the court for a two-game homestand. They host Virginia Wesleyan on Sun., Jan. 2 at 2:00 pm and Mary Baldwin on Tue., Jan. 4 at 7:00 pm before hitting the road to play at Hollins on Sat., Jan. 8 at 2:00 pm.

SCOUTING THE ROYALS:
Eastern Mennonite is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the ODAC this season. The Royals are coming off a 61-48 win over Shenendoah University on Saturday afternoon. EMU trailed 28-27 at halftime and was down 44-43 with 9:26 remaining, but went on a 14-2 run over the next four minutes to take a 57-46 lead. Junior forward Amanda Renalds scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while junior guard Laura Ludholtz tallied nine points, eight rebounds and six assists. Eastern Mennonite is led by Renalds, who averages 12.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 59 percent (24-for-41) from the field. Junior forward Stephanie Mathews leads the team with 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.4 steals per game, while her 8.2 points per game rank second. The Royals have won their five games by an average of 17.6 points per game.

SCOUTING THE QUAKERS:
Guilford is 2-2 overall and will open its ODAC schedule on Tuesday night at Hollins. The Quakers haven’t played since Nov. 29 when they lost to Meredith College, 55-53. Guilford trailed 39-27 with 14:31 remaining and closed to within two points at 55-53 with 29 seconds left in the game. The Quakers had a chance to tie the game, but junior guard Jennifer King missed a pair free throws with six seconds remaining. King averages 12.5 and 8.2 rebounds per game, while senior forward Courtney Hill leads the team in points (16.0 ppg) and rebounds (9.2 rpg) and is tied for the team lead with 13 steals.

LAST MEETING WITH EMU (2/26/04):
The last time W&L and EMU met on the court was in a 2004 ODAC Tournament quarterfinal game, where the top-seeded Royals defeated the eighth-seeded Generals, 64-61. W&L trailed 60-41 with 8:50 remaining and then went on a 20-2 run to get within one point at 62-61 with 1:44 left, but couldn’t pull off the upset. The Generals had two players record a double-double in the loss. Forward Sarah Michaels scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while center Jessica Hunsinger notched 11 points, hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds, and blocked four shots. EMU guard Laura Ludholtz also recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, and forward Stephanie Mathews chipped in 13 points.

LAST MEETING WITH GUILFORD (2/22/04):
Guilford hit 52 percent of its shots, including 10-for-20 from three-point range, to defeat the Generals, 85-56. W&L trailed 33-17 with 5:49 left in the first half, but went on a 16-4 run to close within four points at 37-33, but wouldn’t get any closer. W&L forward Sarah Michaels and guard Louisa Feve each scored a team-high 16 points, while center Jessica Hunsinger tallied 10 points. Guilford got 25 points and 10 rebounds from forward Jennie Keichline and 21 points from guard Jennifer King.

RECORD BREAKING:
With its 69-36 win over Russell Sage on Nov. 20 and 78-41 win over Peace on Nov. 23, W&L won back-to-back games by at least 30 points for the first time in school history. The last time the Generals won two games in a season by at least 30 points was during the 2000-01 campaign. That season, W&L won three games by at least 30 points.

FIVE 10’S:

In a 71-61 win over Bridgewater on Nov. 30, the Generals had all five starters score in double figures for the first time since an 85-40 win over Rose Hulman on Nov. 19, 1995. It was also the first time that W&L has five players score in double figures since a 66-51 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Nov. 26, 2002.

SPECIAL K:
Freshman guard Kristen Krouchick is making her presence known on the court this season. Krouchick leads the team in scoring (16.3 ppg) and field goal percentage (.556, 40-for-72), while her 13 steals rank second. She has scored in double figures in five of the six games, including a career-high 21 points in a 69-56 loss at Randolph-Macon on Saturday. Krouchick also hauled in a career-best eight rebounds and collected five steals in defeat. In the victory over Bridgewater, the freshman tallied 19 points, six rebounds, and dished out a season-high four assists.

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