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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 20 • W&L (10-9, 6-8) at Eastern Mennonite (13-5, 9-4) • Harrisonburg, Va. • February 1, 2005 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2004-05 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.8 spg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 5.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.9 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 4.8 ppg, 5.2 apg, 3.3 rpg, 2.7 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.5 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 12.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg

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 2.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.7 apg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 14.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 spg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 3.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.8 apg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.2 ppg, 2.4 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 19-26. 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:
Eastern Mennonite head coach Richard McElwee (EMU ’83) has a 38-9 career record during his two seasons at the helm of the Royals.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
W&L is 8-15 all-time against Eastern Mennonite. The Generals have lost eight straight to the Royals, including a 57-47 loss on Dec. 7.

UP NEXT:
The Generals play at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Saturday at 2:00 pm and host Lynchburg on Sunday at 4:30 pm.

LAST TIME OUT:
Senior forward Chandra Forrester hit two free throws with no time remaining on the clock to give Roanoke a 47-46 victory over Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Generals appeared to have the victory in hand after senior forward Emily Barker gave W&L a 46-45 lead with seven seconds left on a pair of free throws. However, Forrester was fouled after junior guard Lindsay Reynolds missed a last second desperation shot.
The Generals jumped out to a 9-4 lead with 16:47 left in the first half, but the Maroons went on a 12-6 over the next 10:06 to take their first lead of the game at 16-15. W&L closed out the half on a 10-7 spurt to take a 25-23 lead into halftime. The Generals opened up a seven-point advantage at 36-29 with 13:21 remaining in the second half, but Roanoke tied the game at 36-36 at the 7:51 mark. W&L held a 44-41 edge with 1:18 remaining, but a three-pointer by sophomore guard Cindy McGraw knotted the score at 44-44 with 54 seconds remaining. W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger, who scored a game-high 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Junior guard Louisa Feve notched 11 points and dished out a game-high five assists, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly added nine points.

SCOUTING THE ROYALS:
Eastern Mennonite has an overall record of 13-5 and a 9-4 mark in the ODAC. The Royals are coming off a 63-52 victory over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Saturday. With the game tied at 43-43 with 7:07 remaining, EMU went on a 10-0 run to open up a 53-43 advantage with 2:44 left. Junior forward Amanda Renalds scored eight points during the run and finished with a game-high 24 points. She was 8-for-11 from both the field and free throw line. Renalds also pulled down eight rebounds. Junior forward Stephanie Mathews tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, and swiped a game-high six steals. Renalds leads the team in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (8.8 rpg), and blocks (1.6 bpg). Mathews contributes 11.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and a team-best 2.4 steals per game. Senior guard Shantee Bryant tops the team in assists (3.1 apg).

LAST MEETING WITH EMU (12/7/04):

Junior forward Stephanie Mathews recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to help lead Eastern Mennonite to a 57-47 victory over Washington and Lee. The Generals took a 17-12 lead with 11:07 remaining in the first half, but the Royals went on a 13-0 run over the next 5:42 to take an eight-point lead at 25-17. W&L closed out the half on an 11-3 run to tie the score at 28-28 heading into the break. EMU opened up a 43-35 lead with 12:11 remaining, but the Generals sliced the deficit to 43-41 at the 7:56 mark. The Royals then went on a 10-2 run over the next 5:29 to build their lead back up to 10 points at 53-43. W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger, who notched a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. She also blocked three shots. Freshman forward Amanda Kane had 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals, while junior guard Louisa Feve chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds.

DISHING THE ROCK:
This season, the Generals rank second in the ODAC with 14.6 assists per game. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly, the school’s all-time career (421) and single-season (152) assist leader, leads the team and is 24th in the nation with 5.2 assists per game. Dannelly currently has 98 assists this season. Junior guard Louisa Feve is second on the team with 75 dimes (3.9 apg). Last season, Dannelly and Feve became the first pair of Generals to each dish out at least 80 assists in a season. Feve needs just five more assists for the duo to accomplish that feat for the second consecutive season. W&L is 10-4 this season when it has more assists then its opponents, but 0-4 when its opponents leads in assists.

MOVING ON UP:
Senior guard Bethany Dannelly, junior guard Louisa Feve, and sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger are all moving up in the W&L record book. Dannelly has added to her school record assist total and currently has 421 career assists. She also holds the all-time steals record with 180 steals. Feve has climbed into fifth place on the all-time scoring list with 910 career points. She is 90 points away from becoming the fifth General to enter the 1,000 point club. Hunsinger has moved into fourth place on the career blocks list with 81 blocks and needs three more to move into third place.

CENTER OF ATTENTION:
Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger is having a stellar season. She leads the team both rebounding (8.8 rpg - 4th in the ODAC) and blocks (1.6 bpg - 5th in the ODAC), while her 12.8 points per game are third on the team. Hunsinger has led W&L in rebounding in 12 of the 19 games and has notched a double-double in seven games. She tied a career-high with 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 66-41 victory at Hollins on Jan. 8 and tallied 17 points and pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds in a 71-55 win over Southern Virginia on Jan. 21.

FEVE’S WORLD:
Junior guard Louisa Feve is continuing to torment opposing defenses this season. She ranks in the Top 10 in the ODAC in four different categories: assists (3.9 apg - 4th), three-pointers made per game (1.8 - 6th), free throw percentage (.746, 53-for-71), and scoring (13.2 ppg - 10th). Feve has scored in double figures in 14 of the 19 games this season, including a season-high 21 points in an 80-68 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Dec. 5. She also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 71-55 victory over Southern Virginia on Jan. 21. Her 34 three-pointers are tops on the team and is just six away from setting a new single season school record.

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