Game 14 W&L (7-6, 4-5) at Lynchburg (6-6, 3-4)
Lynchburg, Va. January 15, 2005 1:00 pm
Game 15 W&L (7-6, 4-5) vs. Randolph-Macon Woman's College
(1-9, 1-6) Lexington, Va.
January 16, 2005 3:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.1 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 4.5 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.2 rpg, 2.8 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.5 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 12.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.7 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 14.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.0 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 2.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.9 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 5.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.0 apg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.5 apg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.6 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 16-23. 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
Head coach Richie Waggoner (Roanoke 92) has a 65-73 career record
in his six seasons at the helm of Lynchburg. Melissa Wiggins has posted
a 24-134 career record during her seven seasons as head coach of Randolph-Macon
W&L is 9-11 all-time against Lynchburg and 16-6 against Randolph-Macon
Womans College. The Generals split their two meetings with Lynchburg
last season, losing 70-61 at Lynchburg before winning 62-60 in Lexington.
W&L also split the two games against the WildCats last year. It
won 63-51 in Lexington, but dropped a 57-41 decision at RMWC.
The Generals play two home games next week. They host Bridgewater
on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 pm and Southern Virginia on Friday, Jan.
21 at 7:00 pm.
LAST TIME OUT:
No. 16 Randolph-Macon outscored Washington and Lee, 47-30, in the
second half to defeat the Generals, 73-61, on Thursday night at the
Warner Center. The first half was closely contested as there were
10 ties and neither team held a lead larger than four points until
the Yellow Jackets took a 26-21 lead with 5:30 remaining in the first
half. The Generals responded with a 10-0 run to close the half and
take a 31-26 advantage into halftime. Randolph-Macon then opened the
second half on a 15-5 run to take a 41-36 lead with 16:23 remaining
second half, while the Generals were just 10-for-26 (.390). W&L
was led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick, who scored a team-high
15 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Senior forward Emily Barker set season-highs
with 12 points and nine rebounds and dished out a career-best four
assists. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly tallied nine points, five rebounds,
and handed out a team-high seven assists.
SCOUTING THE HORNETS:
Lynchburg has an overall record of 6-6 and a 3-4 mark in the ODAC.
The Hornets fell to Bridgewater, 80-58, on Sunday. Lynchburg fell
behind 24-9 and trailed 37-24 at halftime. It shot just 29 percent
(9-for-31) in the first half, including 0-for-6 from behind the arc.
Junior forward Lacey Currle and senior guard Shannon Newton each had
13 points and two rebounds for the Hornets. Sophomore forward Caroline
Cubbage added four points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
Currle averages a team-high 13.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game,
while sophomore center Caroline Wesley is second on the team in scoring
(13.0 ppg) and leads the team in rebounding (10.4 rpg), blocks (2.3
bpg), and steals (1.8 spg).
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS:
Randolph-Macon Womans College has an overall record of 1-9 and
a 1-6 mark in the ODAC. The WildCats lost to No. 16 Randolph-Macon,
74-46, on Tuesday. RMWC shot 6-for-23 (.261) from the floor in the
first half and trailed 37-19 at halftime. It was also outrebounded,
53-38. Junior forward Megan Stensrud recorded a double-double with
25 points and 12 rebounds. She was 10-for-13 from the free throw line.
Stensrud averages a team-high 17.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks
per game. Sophomore guard Annie Johnson leads the team in assists
(3.0 apg) and steals (3.1 spg) and is second in scoring (11.3 ppg).
Junior forward Jennifer Prewitt averages 7.1 points and a team-best
12.9 rebounds per game.
LAST MEETING WITH LYNCHBURG (2/10/04):
Forward Sarah Michaels drilled a three-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining
to push the Washington and Lee womens basketball team past Lynchburg,
62-60. The Generals trailed 58-53 with 2:30 remaining, but took a
59-58 lead with 44 seconds left on a layup by center Jessica Hunsinger.
Lynchburg retook the lead at 60-59 with 18 seconds remaining, which
set up Michaels game-winning shot. Michaels led W&L with 18 points
and eight rebounds. Hunsinger also grabbed eight boards and contributed
17 points, while guard Louisa Feve rounded out the Generals
double-digit scorers with 12 points.
LAST MEETING WITH RMWC (2/3/04):
Washington and Lee shot just 24.1 percent (14-for-58) from the field
in falling to Randolph-Macon Womans College, 57-41. The Generals
led the contest 15-14 with 9:53 remaining in the opening half, but
the WildCats closed the half on a 15-7 run to assume a 29-22 edge
at the break. W&L pulled to within six points (45-39) with 4:18
to play, but couldnt get any closer. W&L was paced by forward
Sarah Michaels, who tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds. Center Jessica
Hunsinger added 12 points and a game-high 16 boards.
BARK-ING UP THE RIGHT TREE:
Senior forward Emily Barker is having a solid season off the bench
for the Generals. She is averaging 5.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0
assist per game in 19 minutes of action. She is also shooting 31-for-59
(.525) from the field. In a 73-61 loss to No. 16 Randolph-Macon on
Thursday, Barker set season-highs with 12 points and nine rebounds
and tied her career high with four assists.
GETTING DEFENSIVE PART I:
Washington and Lee has held its opponents to 56.9 points per game
on 34.6 percent shooting (27th in the nation), including 27.2 percent
from three-point range. Only three teams have shot above 40 percent
and all three came in W&L losses (Randolph-Macon, 42.4 percent,
in a 69-56 victory on Dec. 4, Virginia Wesleyan, 40.3 percent, in
an 80-68 win on Dec. 5, and Randolph-Macon, 53.6 percent, in a 73-61
win on Jan. 13). 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 1-5 when the opposition scores at least
60 points. W&L also forces 20.3 turnovers a game and collects
just over 11 steals a game. In the 79-56 win over Mary Baldwin, the
Generals tied a school record by swiping 21 steals from the Fighting
ODAC BEST PART I:
The Generals have several players ranked among the elite in the ODAC.
Senior guard Bethany Dannelly leads the ODAC in assists (4.9 apg)
and is third in steals (2.9 spg). Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger
is fourth in the conference in rebounds (9.1 rpg), fifth in blocks
(1.7 bpg), and seventh in field goal percentage (.466, 69-for-148).
Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick is second in field goal percentage
(.540, 75-for-139) and sixth in scoring (14.2 ppg). Junior guard Louisa
Feve is fifth in assists (3.9 apg), sixth in three-pointers made per
game (1.7) and seventh in scoring (13.5 ppg).
ODAC BEST PART II:
W&L is also among the best in several team categories. It is second
in the ODAC in field goal percentage (.409, 306-for-749) and assists
(14.6), while ranked third in scoring defense (56.9 ppg) and fourth
in field goal percentage defense (.346, 279-for-806).