Game 24 W&L (11-12, 8-10) at Guilford (9-14, 8-10) Greensboro, N.C. February 15, 2006 7:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 11.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.8 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.6 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 15.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.8 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 14.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.0 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.6 spg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 1.0 ppg, 0.7 rpg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 1.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 1.4 ppg, 1.1 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 3.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.5 ppg, 0.4 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg
#50 Jamila Seaton, Fr., F, 5-11 0.0 ppg, 1.0 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 33-42 (.440). 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.
Guilford head coach Stephanie Flamini (West Chester ‘94) has an overall record of 96-78 (.551) in seven seasons as a head coach. She is 37-38 (.493) in three seasons at the helm of the Quakers.
W&L is 3-21 all-time against Guilford, but has won two of the last three meetings, including a 73-53 win at the Warner Center back on Dec. 8.
LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee jumped out to a 21-point (34-13) halftime lead and cruised to its fourth straight victory with a 67-52 win at Hollins on Saturday afternoon. The Generals shot a season-best 53.7 percent (29-54) from the field and forced 23 HU turnovers in the victory, their seventh in the last eight games. W&L was paced by senior guard Louisa Feve, who tallied 11 points in 14 minutes of action. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick notched 10 points also in 14 minutes of play, while senior guard Christine Gladysz registered seven points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals, all of which were career-highs. Hollins was led by forward Ashley Lewis’ 17 points and eight rebounds. Guard Coby Wilmer added 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Washington and Lee closes out the regular season on Saturday when it travels to Emory & Henry for a 4:00 pm contest.
Guilford has a 9-14 overall record and an 8-10 mark in the ODAC. The Quakers are coming off a 64-58 win over Roanoke on Saturday. The game was tied at halftime (30-30), but Guilford pushed out to a 13-point lead (56-43) with 7:52 left in the game. Roanoke pulled to within three points (58-55) at the 1:28 mark, but the Quakers went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 36 seconds to seal the win. Senior guard Jennifer King notched game-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds with four assists, while freshman forward Kristine Ellis tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds. King averages a team-high 22.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game. She has also knocked down a team-best 41 three pointers. Ellis notches 12.0 points, a team-high 9.1 boards and 1.2 blocks per contest.
LAST MEETING WITH GUILFORD (12/8/05):
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead Washington and Lee to a 73-53 victory over Guilford. The Quakers led 18-17 with 7:38 left in the first half, but the Generals went on a 18-6 run over the next 6:26 to take a 35-24 lead and headed into halftime with a 37-29 edge. W&L opened the second half on a 20-4 spurt to take a 57-33 lead with 11:52 remaining and pushed their advantage to as many as 26 points on three different occasions en route to the 20-point win. W&L shot 45.8 percent (27-59) from the field, while the Quakers shot just 21.7 percent (18-83) for the game. The Generals also held a 58-41 edge in rebounding. Hunsinger was aided by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick’s 14 points and four rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve chipped in with 11 points and eight assists. Guilford was led by senior guard Jennifer King’s 14 points and seven rebounds. Freshman forward Kristine Ellis added nine points and six boards, while freshman forward Heather Koehler tallied six points.
The Generals are 7-1 in their last eight games and have won those seven games by an average of 9.2 points. W&L is also averaging 73.6 points per game during that stretch.
ODAC TOURNMENT SCENARIOS:
With the regular season winding down, the Generals are still in the mix for a berth in the ODAC Tournament. W&L can secure a berth by winning one of its two remaining games or if Lynchburg loses one of its two remaining games. If the Generals qualify for the ODAC Tournament, they can finish as high as the No. 5 seed or as low as the No. 8 seed. W&L can grab the No. 5 seed by winning its two remaining games over Guilford and Emory & Henry. W&L will be at least the No. 7 seed with a win in either of its last two games. The Generals will be the No. 8 seed if they lose their final two games.
The Generals’ 86-84 overtime victory over Southern Virginia was W&L’s first overtime win since a 76-71 double-overtime victory over Randolph-Macon on Dec. 1, 2001. The Generals had lost their previous three overtime games. W&L is now 1-1 this season in games decided by four points or less. The lone loss was a 72-69 defeat at Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 3.
W&L is on pace to set school records for most points, most rebounds, most assists and most blocks in a season. The Generals currently have 1,513 points and need 123 more points to break the school record of 1,635 points set during the 1998-99 campaign. W&L has 1,025 rebounds and is just 29 rebounds shy of the school-record 1,054 established in the 1998-99 campaign. The Generals also have 347 assists and are just 32 dimes away from the school-record 379 assists set in 2004-05. W&L’s 93 blocks this season are just 17 shy of the school record of 110 set during the 2003-04 season.
DISHING THE ROCK:
W&L is averaging 15.1 assists per game this year and has dished out at least 20 assists in a game six times, including a season-high 25 assists in a 78-53 victory over Hollins on Jan. 7. W&L also has five players who have handed out at least 26 assists. They are senior guard Louisa Feve (105), sophomore guard Emily Wolff (60), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (48), freshman forward Kara Nadeau (34) and junior center Jessica Hunsinger (26). Feve, who ranks second in school history with 351 dimes, joined Bethany Dannelly ‘05 as the only two players to notch at least 100 assists in two different seasons. Feve had 101 assists as a junior.
W&L has several players ranked among the ODAC elite. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger ranks first in blocks (2.8 bpg), second in rebounding (9.9 rpg) and eighth in scoring (15.3 ppg). Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick is seventh in field goal percentage (.493, 139-282) and ninth in scoring (14.2 ppg), while senior guard Louisa Feve is third in assists (4.8 apg) and seventh in assist to turnover ratio (1.02). The Generals are first in team rebounding margin (+6.7) and second in blocked shots (4.04 bpg).
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