Game 9 W&L (4-4, 2-3) vs. Virginia Wesleyan (4-4, 3-1)
January 2, 2005 2:00 pm
Game 10 W&L (4-4) vs. Mary Baldwin (1-7) January
4, 2005 7:00 pm
Game 11 W&L (4-4, 2-3) at Hollins University (4-2,
2-2) January 8, 2005 2:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.8 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 3.9 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.6 rpg, 2.3 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 7.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 11.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.6 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 15.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.8 spg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 1.1 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.6 apg
#20 Emily Wolff, Fr., G/F, 5-9 2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.8 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 4.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.6 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 0.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.4 spg
#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 13-21. 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
Virginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmeyer is in her second season
at VWC and has gone 9-24 at the helm of the Marlins. Karen Harvey
is entering her 10th season at Hollins and has a 55-172 career record.
Jackie Bryan is in her fifth season as head coach of Mary Baldwin
and has a 56-49 career record.
Washington and Lee is 10-13 all-time against Virginia Wesleyan, including
an 80-68 loss on December 5. The Generals had won the previous three
meetings. They are 15-6 all-time against Hollins and 4-0 all-time
against Mary Baldwin. The Generals split their two games with Hollins
last season. They won 60-57 in Lexington, but dropped a 67-65 decision
at Hollins. Their last encounter with Mary Baldwin was an 87-32 victory
on Feb. 17, 1998.
LAST TIME OUT:
The Generals overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Guilford,
56-54, on Thu., Dec. 9 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.
The Generals have four games in the next week. They play at Roanoke
on Tue., Jan. 11 at 7:00 pm, host Randolph-Macon on Thu., Jan. 13
at 7:00 pm, travel to Lynchburg on Sat., Jan. 15 for a 1:00 pm game,
and then entertain Randolph-Macon Womans College on Sun., Jan.
16 at 3:00 pm.
SCOUTING THE MARLINS:
Virginia Wesleyan has a 4-4 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the ODAC.
The Marlins are coming off a 67-65 win over Christopher Newport on
Dec. 18. VWC took an 8-0 lead just 1:09 into the game and held a 35-33
halftime advantage. Freshman guard Erin Voskeritchian led the Marlins
with 16 points and four steals. She is averaging a team-high 10.1
points per game and her 13 three-pointers are tied for the team lead
with sophomore guard Michele Dove. Sophomore center Nicole Thurston
is averaging 9.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.
SCOUTING THE SQUIRRELS:
Mary Baldwin has an overall record of 1-7. In its last game on Dec.
11, MBC fell to Wilkes University, 62-58. The Squirrels were led by
junior center Rayna Henry, who scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed
14 rebounds. Junior guard Katrina Scruggs had 14 points and six rebounds,
while sophomore guard Ashanti Kinchen notched 11 points and eight
rebounds. Henry averages 10.1 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds
per game, while Scruggs averages 15.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per
game. Freshman guard Jessica Carter leads the team in scoring (16.3
ppg), steals (2.6 spg), and assists (1.9 apg).
Hollins has an overall record of 4-2 and a 2-2 mark in the ODAC. In
its last game on Dec. 9, Hollins lost to Emory & Henry, 71-55.
Hollins were down just 25-20 at halftime, but were outscord 46-35
in the second half. Senior guard Brandi Cochran scored a game-high
25 points, while junior forward LeighAnn Woodley tallied 11 points
and seven rebounds. Cochran leads the team in scoring (22.8 ppg),
assists (3.5 apg) and blocks (3.0 bpg). Junior guard Coby Wilmer is
second in scoring (13.3 ppg), while freshman forward Nicole Grant
leads the team in rebounding (9.3 rpg).
LAST MEETING WITH VWC (12/5/04):
W&L had its three-game winning streak over Virginia Wesleyan snapped
with an 80-68 loss to the Marlins. The Generals led 16-11 with 10:10
remaining in the first half, but the Marlins went on a 20-5 run to
take a 31-21 lead with 2:29 left in the opening half. W&L sliced
the Marlin lead to 45-41 with 13:05 remaining in the game, but a 12-2
run over the next 3:38 gave Virginia Wesleyan a commanding 57-43 lead
that it would not relinquish. The Generals were led by junior guard
Louisa Feve, who scored 21 points, all coming in the second half.
Feve also had eight rebounds and five assists. Freshman forward Kristen
Krouchick notched 17 points, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger
had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward
Amanda Kane rounded out the double digit scorers with 12 points and
LAST MEETING WITH MBC (2/17/98):
The Generals had six players score in double figures as W&L scored
a then school-record 87 points in an 87-32 victory over Mary Baldwin.
The Generals raced out to a 13-0 lead en route to a 48-17 halftime
advantage. They continued their dominance in the second half by holding
the Squirrels to just 15 points on 6-of-32 (.188) shooting. Leah Sawyer
led the offensive attack with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
LAST MEETING WITH HOLLINS (1/23/04):
Hollins hit six straight foul shots in the final 2:15 of the game
to defeat Washington and Lee, 67-65. Hollins held a slim 29-26 halftime
edge, but saw the Generals take a four-point lead, 48-44, with 11:16
remaining in the game. However, W&L could not pull away and the
two teams fought it out with the game being tied six times in the
final 11 minutes. The Generals were led by guard Louisa Feve, who
scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Forward Sarah Michaels
tallied 18 points, while center Jessica Hunsinger notched 16 points
and 10 rebounds.
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 had five players score in double figures since a 66-51
win over Randolph-Macon Womans College on Nov. 26, 2002.