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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

#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

#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

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. 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.

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 Woman’s College.


W&L is 9-11 all-time against Lynchburg and 16-6 against Randolph-Macon Woman’s 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.

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.


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).

Randolph-Macon Woman’s 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.

Forward Sarah Michaels drilled a three-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining to push the Washington and Lee women’s 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.

Washington and Lee shot just 24.1 percent (14-for-58) from the field in falling to Randolph-Macon Woman’s 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 couldn’t 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.

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.

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.

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 Squirrels.

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).


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).


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