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. 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.
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.
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 wouldnt
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.
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 havent 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 couldnt 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 wouldnt 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
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.
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
Womans College on Nov. 26, 2002.
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.
-- GENERALS --