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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 22 • W&L (9-12, 7-10) vs. Southern Virginia (10-15) • Lexington, Va. • February 9, 2006 • 7:00 pm

Game 23 • W&L (9-12, 7-10) at Hollins (0-20, 0-15) • Roanoke, Va. •
February 5, 2006 • 2:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 11.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.9 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.4 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 15.8 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 3.0 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 14.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.2 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 spg

ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 1.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 0.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 1.1 ppg, 1.3 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.5 ppg, 0.4 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg
#50 Jamila Seaton, Fr., F, 5-11 0.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg

KING OF THE GENERALS:
Mandy King (Southern Maine ’98) is in her third season as head women’s basketball coach at W&L and has a career record of 31-42 (.425). Last season, King led the Generals to a four-game improvement from her initial campaign, tying a school record with 13 victories. Additionally, she guided two players to all-conference honors while leading W&L to the ODAC postseason tournament where the Generals fell to eventual NCAA runner-up Randolph-Macon. King’s first season resulted in a six-game improvement over the previous season and also 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 second 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. Kristen McCandless (TCNJ ‘03) is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Generals.

OPPOSING COACHES:
Southern Virginia head coach Michael Harmon (Limestone ‘91) has led the Knights to a 10-15 (.400) record this season. Karen Harvey (Roanoke ‘91) is 58-208 (.218) in her 11 seasons as the head coach at Hollins.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
W&L is 2-0 all-time against Southern Virginia, including a 71-55 victory last season. The Generals are 18-6 all-time against Hollins and have won the last three meetings, including a 78-53 victory back on Jan. 7.

LAST TIME OUT:
Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds to help lead Washington and Lee to a 72-59 victory over Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Hornets jumped out to a 12-6 lead with 11:50 remaining in the first half, but the Generals went on an 18-6 spurt to take a four-point edge (22-18) with 3:40 left and went into halftime with a 29-25 advantage. W&L opened the second half on a 14-2 run to push its lead to 16 points at 43-27 with 14:23 remaining and extended its advantage to 19 points on three different occasions. However, Lynchburg chipped away at the deficit and got to within eight points at 63-55 with 1:12 left, but could not get any closer. Krouchick was aided by junior center Jessica Hunsinger, who notched 15 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve tallied 14 points, a career-high tying nine assists and five steals, while freshman forward Kara Nadeau chipped in with 12 points and four boards.

UP NEXT:
Washington and Lee closes out the regular season with road games at Guilford on Wed., Feb. 15 (7:00 pm) and at Emory & Henry on Sat., Feb. 18 (4:00 pm).

SCOUTING SOUTHERN VIRGINIA:
Southern Virginia has a 10-15 overall record. The Knights are coming off an 85-42 loss at Longwood on Tuesday. SVU trailed 42-14 at halftime and was outrebounded by a 57-27 margin. Sophomore guard Lynette Adams scored a team-high 10 points, while sophomore center Chelsea Lund tallied seven points and five rebounds. Junior forward Kendra Romito leads the team in scoring (15.9 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg) and field goal percentage (.559). Adams notches 15.5 points, 4.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

LAST MEETING WITH SOUTHERN VIRGINIA (1/21/05):
Center Jessica Hunsinger and guard Louisa Feve each recorded a double-double to help lead Washington and Lee to a 71-55 victory over Southern Virginia. Hunsinger scored 17 points and pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds, while Feve had 16 points and a season-high 10 boards. The Generals led 31-13 lead with 4:16 left in the half, but the Knights closed out the half on an 11-0 spurt to head into the break down just 31-24. In the second half, the game was tied at 35-35 and W&L retook the lead at 37-35 on a pair of free throws by Feve, and methodically pushed its advantage back to double figures at 54-44 with 8:10 remaining. The Generals received a game-high 19 points from forward Kristen Krouchick, while forward Amanda Kane added six points, eight rebounds, and a game-high five steals. Southern Virginia was led by center Chelsea Lund, who scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Guard Kim Anderson also notched 13 points and had a team-best six assists.

STREAKING:
The Generals are 5-1 in their last six games and has won those five games by an average of 9.5 points. W&L is also averaging 72.7 points per game during that stretch.

SCOUTING HOLLINS:

Hollins has an 0-20 overall record and an 0-15 mark in the ODAC. HU is coming off a 76-32 loss at Roanoke on Tuesday. It trailed 36-13 at halftime and shot just 26.9 percent (14-52) for the game. Junior guard Ashleigh Smith scored a game-high 17 points with five rebounds, while senior guard Coby Wilmer notched eight points, five rebounds and three assists. Wilmer averages a team-high 15.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. Senior forward LeighAnn Woodley notched 14.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per outing, while junior forward Ashley Lewis contributes 8.2 points and a team-high 7.1 boards per game.

LAST MEETING WITH HOLLINS (1/7/06):
Washington and Lee had 12 different players crack the scoring column in a 78-53 win over Hollins. The Generals jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the opening 5:57 of the game and never looked back in claiming the 25-point victory. W&L shot 51.5 percent from the floor led by junior center Jessica Hunsinger, who scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field. She also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick notched 13 points, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff tallied 11 points. Senior guard Louisa Feve dished out a career-high tying nine assists. Hollins was paced by senior forward LeighAnn Woodley’s 21 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Junior forward Ashley Lewis registered 15 points and 11 rebounds, while senior guard Coby Wilmer added 12 points and seven boards.

1000 CLUB:
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger became just the sixth player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau when she scored 21 points in a 78-70 victory over Roanoke on Jan. 28. Her 1,053 career points rank sixth all-time and she needs 28 points to move into fifth place. Senior guard Louisa Feve moved into third place on the all-time scoring list with her season-high 20 points in the win over the Maroons. She currently stands at 1,227 career points and is 38 points shy of moving into second place.

BY THE NUMBERS:
The Generals have averaged 73.2 points per game in their nine wins, but just 58.4 points per game in their 12 losses.W&L is 5-1 when it scores at least 70 points, with the one loss being a 91-70 setback to Randolph-Macon on Jan. 12. The Generals scored a school-record 89 points in the 89-75 victory over Emory & Henry.

STARTERS STRENGTH:
The Generals’ starting five, senior guard Louisa Feve, junior center Jessica Hunsinger, sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, sophomore guard Emily Wolff and freshman forward Kara Nadeau, are all averaging at least 26 minutes per game. Krouchick, Feve and Wolff are all playing at least 30 minutes per contest. The starters have accounted for 85 percent of the scoring (1157 of 1360), 68 percent of the rebounding (651 of 955), 81 percent of the assists (247 of 304), 79 percent of the steals (157 of 200) and 88 percent of the blocks (81 of 92).

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