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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 16 • W&L (9-6, 6-5) vs. Bridgewater (10-4, 5-4) • Lexington, Va. • January 18, 2005 • 7:00 pm

Game 17 • W&L (9-6, 6-5) vs. Southern Virginia (5-11) • Lexington, Va. • January 21, 2005 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.9 apg, 2.0 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 4.2 ppg, 5.0 apg, 3.4 rpg, 2.6 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.3 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.5 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 14.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.8 spg

ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 0.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.7 apg
#20 Emily Wolff, Fr., G/F, 5-9 2.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.9 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 6.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.9 apg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 3.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.8 spg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.5 spg
#44 Kat Michaels, Fr., G, 5-4 0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg
#45 Jenna Thorne, Fr., G/F, 5-8 1.0 ppg, 0.7 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 18-23. 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.

OPPOSING COACHES:
Bridgewater head coach Jean Willi (Bridgewater ’80) has compiled a 174-59 record in her nine seasons at the helm of the Eagles. Head coach Michael Harmon (Limestone ’91) has led Southern Virginia to a 5-11 record this season.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
W&L is 3-18 all-time against Bridgewater and 1-0 against Southern Virginia. The Generals snapped their eight-game losing streak to Bridgewater with a 71-61 victory back on Nov. 30. In the Generals only other meeting against the Knights, W&L came away with a 70-49 win on Dec. 9, 2003.

UP NEXT:
The Generals play two games next week. They play at Emory & Henry on Tuesday at 7:00 pm and host Roanoke on Saturday at 4:00 pm.

LAST TIME OUT:
Junior guard Louisa Feve and freshman forward Kristen Krouchick each scored 19 points to help lead the Washington and Lee to a 65-60 victory over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center. The WildCats held a 14-9 lead with 13:18 remaining in the first half, but the Generals responded with a 14-4 run over the next 5:31 to take a 23-18 lead. R-MWC re-took the lead at 26-25 at the 3:20 mark and went into halftime with a 32-30 advantage. The two teams battled each other evenly throughout most of the second stanza and W&L held a slim 56-54 advantage with 3:24 left in the game. The Generals then went on a 6-2 spurt to take their largest lead of six points (62-56) with just 39 seconds remaining. W&L went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final 10 seconds to seal the win. Feve also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger scored 12 points. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly dished out a season-high nine assists and grabbed five boards.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES:

Bridgewater has an overall record of 10-4 and a 5-4 mark in the ODAC. The Eagles are coming off a 65-52 victory over Guilford on Sunday. BC raced out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed in the win. Junior guard Marsha Kinder led the way with 17 points, including 5-for-8 from three-point range, and had four assists. Sophomore guard Katy Herr notched 11 points, eight rebounds, and a game-high six assists, while senior guard Lindsay Andrews tallied 10 points. On the season, sophomore guard Shannon Scales averages a team-high 10.6 points per game along with 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. Kinder contributes 9.7 points per game, while Herr averages 8.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and a team-best 3.4 assists per game.

SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS:

Southern Virginia has an overall record of 5-11 and fell to Division I Radford, 75-34, on Thursday. SVU trailed 34-22 at halftime, but scored just 12 points on 4-for-23 (.173) shooting in the second half in the 41-point loss. Freshman guard Lynette Adams led the Knights with 15 points and three rebounds, while freshman center Chelsea Lund tallied six points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. Senior center Carlie Wiechman leads the team in scoring (16.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.8 rpg), while Adams contributes 12.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Shalece Hibbert tops the team in assists (3.1 apg) and steals (2.0 spg).

LAST MEETING W/ BRIDGEWATER (11/30/04):

Washington and Lee placed all five starters in double figures for the first time since 1995 en route to a 71-61 win over Bridgewater. The Generals jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the game’s opening minutes and never relinquished the lead in posting a 34-23 halftime advantage. W&L surged to an 18-point lead (51-33) midway through the second half and cruised to the victory. W&L was paced by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick, who totaled 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Freshman forward Amanda Kane notched 13 points and sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger tallied 12 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly posted 11 points and seven assists, while junior guard Louisa Feve rounded out the top scorers with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

LAST MEETING WITH SVU (12/9/03):
Four Generals scored in double figures and two players recorded a double-double as Washington and Lee defeated visiting Southern Virginia University, 70-49, in women’s basketball action at the Warner Center. Forward Sarah Michaels led W&L with a game-high 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Center Jessica Hunsinger notched 14 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds. Guard Louisa Feve was among the Generals’ leaders with 15 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists. Guard Sarah Otey rounded out W&L’s double-digit scorers with 12 points.

BARK-ING UP THE RIGHT TREE:

Senior forward Emily Barker is having a solid season off the bench for the Generals. She is averaging 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 19 minutes of action. She is also shooting 39-for-76 (.513) from the field. In a 71-46 victory over Lynchburg on Saturday, she recorded a double-double with a season-high 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Barker also notched 12 points and nine rebounds and tied her career high with four assists in a 73-61 loss to No. 16 Randolph-Macon on Thursday.

BY THE NUMBERS:

Washington and Lee has averaged 67.2 points per game in its nine wins, while holding its opponents to just 48.9 points per game. The Generals have five wins by at least 23 points, including two wins by at least 30 points. However, in its six losses, W&L has scored just 54.7 points per game, while allowing 67.7 points per game to its opponents. It has lost all six games by at least 10 points. The Generals have only played three games this season in which the game was decided by less than 10 points and W&L won all three games. It defeated Guilford College, 56-54 on Dec. 9, knocked off Virginia Wesleyan, 50-45 on Jan. 2, and beat Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 65-60, on Sunday.

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 (5.0 apg) and is fourth in steals (2.6 spg). Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger is sixth in blocks (1.5 bpg), seventh in field goal percentage (.467, 78-for-167) and eighth in the conference in rebounds (8.1 rpg). Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick is second in field goal percentage (.538, 85-for-158) and sixth in scoring (14.1 ppg). Junior guard Louisa Feve is fourth in assists (3.9 apg) and in three-pointers made per game (1.7) and seventh in scoring (13.7 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 (.413, 357-for-865) and assists (14.7), while ranked third in scoring defense (56.4 ppg) and fourth in field goal percentage defense (.343, 317-for-923).

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