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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 12 • W&L (7-4, 4-3) at Roanoke College (6-4, 2-4) • Salem, Va. • January 11, 2005 • 7:00 pm

Game 13 • W&L (7-4, 4-3) vs. No. 18 Randolph-Macon College (11-1, 8-0) • Lexington, Va. •
January 13, 2005 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 2.3 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 4.2 ppg, 4.5 apg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.6 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 13.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.6 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 13.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.9 spg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.6 apg
#20 Emily Wolff, Fr., G/F, 5-9 2.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.5 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 4.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.7 apg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 4.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 apg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.5 spg
#44 Kat Michaels, Fr., G, 5-4 0.4 ppg, 0.4 rpg
#45 Jenna Thorne, Fr., G/F, 5-8 0.5 ppg, 1.0 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 16-21. 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. 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:
Head coach Susan Dunagan (Radford ’70) is in her 24th season at the helm of Roanoke and has compiled a 456-169 career record. Carroll LaHaye (Maine-Machias ’77) is in her 23rd year leading Randolph-Macon and has a 335-248 career record.

ALL-TIME SERIES:

W&L is 0-20 all-time against Roanoke and 4-19 vs. Randolph-Macon. The Generals dropped both contests to Roanoke last season (65-67 in overtime at Roanoke, 47-50 in Lexington). W&L lost 69-56 to Randolph-Macon on Dec. 4.

UP NEXT:
The Generals travel to Lynchburg for a 1:00 pm contest on Saturday, Jan. 15 and host Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3:00 pm.

LAST TIME OUT:
Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger tied a career-high with 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 66-41 win over Hollins on Saturday afternoon. The Generals jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the game’s opening minutes and stretched their advantage to 18 points (28-10) later in the first half en route to a 38-26 halftime edge. W&L continued to pour it on in the second stanza, twice extending to a 25-point lead which proved to be the final margin. W&L shot 45.9 percent from the floor, while Hollins shot just 28.1 percent, including 23.3 percent in the second half. The Generals also forced 24 HU turnovers and collected 15 steals. Senior forward Emily Barker tallied eight points, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly posted five assists and five steals.

SCOUTING THE MAROONS:
Roanoke has an overall record of 6-4 and a 2-4 mark in the ODAC. The Maroons are coming off a 67-51 win over Emory & Henry on Thursday. Roanoke led 28-25 at halftime and scored nine of the first 11 points in the second half to take a 37-27 lead and wouldn’t be challenged the rest of the game. Sophomore guard Cindy McGraw led the team with 14 points and three steals. Freshman forward Erin Hanson had 13 points and three rebounds, while senior forward Kayce Smith chipped in with 10 points, three rebounds, and a game-high five assists. Hanson leads the team in scoring (11.9) and steals (1.6 spg) and is second in rebounding (6.0 rpg). Senior forward Chandra Forrester averages 8.6 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds per game, while Smith leads the team in assists (2.8 apg).

SCOUTING THE YELLOW JACKETS:
No. 18 Randolph-Macon has an overall record of 11-1 and a 8-0 mark in the ODAC. In their last game on Sunday, the Yellow Jackets defeated Emory & Henry, 76-56. R-MC was up just six at halftime (32-26), but outscored the Wasps by 14 in the second stanza en route to the 20-point victory. Junior guard Megan Silva led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points, five rebounds, and a game-high five steals. Junior forward Megan Senske and senior forward Sarah Crider chipped in with 10 points apiece. Silva leads R-MC in scoring (20.6 ppg), assists (4.4 apg), and steals (4.3 spg). Junior forward Michele Orton is second in scoring (11.6 ppg) and first in rebounding (8.4 rpg).

LAST MEETING WITH ROANOKE (2/1/04):
Roanoke received points from nine different players as the Maroons downed Washington and Lee, 50-47. The Generals led 16-5 with 10:59 left in the first half, but Roanoke used a 15-2 run through the remainder of the first stanza to assume a lead (20-18) it would maintain the remainder of the game. W&L closed to within 49-47 with 38 seconds remaining, but missed a last second three-pointer at the buzzer. Guard Louisa Feve led three Generals in double figures with 15 points, while center Jessica Hunsinger tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Bethany Dannelly rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points. Roanoke was led by Megan McCue, who scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds. Forward Chandra Forrester had seven points and four rebounds, while forward Kayce Smith tallied four points, seven rebounds, and a game-high six assists.

LAST MEETING WITH R-MC (12/4/04):
Junior guard Megan Silva scored 29 points to lead 23rd-ranked Randolph-Macon to a 69-56 win over Washington and Lee. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 38-27 halftime lead, only to see the Generals climb to within three-points (52-49) with 7:40 remaining in the game. However, R-MC closed the game on a 17-7 run to take the 13-point victory. The Generals were led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick, who notched a career-high 21 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger posted 18 points and 12 rebounds.

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 had five players score in double figures since a 66-51 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Nov. 26, 2002.

BY THE NUMBERS:
The Generals have won their seven games by an average of 19.3 points per game: 67 to 47.7. They have won four of their games by at least 23 points. However, W&L has lost its four games by an average of 15.5 points per game: 53.3 to 66.8.

GETTING DEFENSIVE PART I:
Washington and Lee has held its opponents to 54.6 points per game on 32.9 percent shooting (35th in the nation), including 28.1 percent from three-point range. Only two teams have shot above 40 percent and both came in W&L losses (Randolph-Macon, 42.4 percent, in a 69-56 victory on Dec. 4 and Virginia Wesleyan, 40.3 percent, in an 80-68 win on Dec. 5). The Generals have held four opponents under 29 percent shooting and they won all four games. In a 69-36 victory over Russell Sage on Nov. 20, the Gators were just 13-for-64 (.203) from the field.

GETTING DEFENSIVE PART II:
The Generals are 6-1 this season when they hold their opponents to 59 points or less, but are 1-3 when the opposition scores at least 60 points. W&L also forces 20.2 turnovers a game and collects just junder 12 steals a game. In the 79-56 win over Mary Baldwin, the Generals tied a school record by swiping 21 steals from the Fighting Squirrels.

STREAKING:
The Generals current four-game winning streak is their longest since winning five in a row during the 2001-02 season.

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