Game 25 W&L (11-13, 8-11) at Emory & Henry (10-14, 8-11) Emory, Va. February 18, 2006 4:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 12.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.9 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.2 ppg, 4.9 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 14.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.7 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 3.2 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 3.7 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 1.5 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 33-43 (.434). 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.
Emory & Henry head coach Joy Scruggs is 358-268 (.572) in her 25 seasons at the helm of the Wasps.
W&L is 8-16 all-time against Emory & Henry, but has won the last two meetings, including an 89-75 win back on Jan. 24. The 89 points scored were a school record.
LAST TIME OUT:
Guilford senior guard Jennifer King scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Quakers to a 63-56 win over Washington and Lee on Wednesday evening in Greensboro, N.C. The Generals led 25-22 at the break and extended to a 38-28 lead just 5:46 into the second half. However, Guilford went on a 27-8 run over the next 9:07 to assume a 55-46 advantage with 5:07 remaining in the game. W&L then went on a 10-2 run to slice to a 57-56 game with 52 seconds remaining, but could get no closer as the Quakers went 6-of-6 from the foul line in the final 31 seconds. W&L was paced by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, who tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve posted 16 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals, while junior center Jessica Hunsinger added 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
Washington and Lee will secure a berth in the ODAC Tournament with a win over Emory & Henry or a Lynchburg loss at Guilford on Saturday. The Generals will then play a quarterfinal game in the ODAC Tournament on Thu., Feb. 23.
SCOUTING EMORY & HENRY:
Emory & Henry has a 10-14 overall record (8-11 ODAC), while leading the nation in scoring (83.9 ppg) and ranking second in made three-pointers (11.2 per game). The Wasps are coming off an 84-78 win at Roanoke on Wednesday. E&H shot 52.6 percent in the first half en route to a 52-31 halftime lead. The Wasps also had four players score in double figures. Sophomore guard Lauren Habel scored a team-high 21 points and sophomore forward Katherine Brandt tallied 11 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Katie Klik also notched 11 points, while senior guard Brooke Barker chipped in with 10 points, five boards and five assists. Habel leads the team in scoring (15.9 ppg) and made three-pointers (59), while freshman guard Miranda Carrasco averages 11.4 points per game and has made 44 three-pointers. Barker notches 11.2 points and 3.6 assists per outing, while Brandt averages 10.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
LAST MEETING WITH EMORY & HENRY (1/24/06):
Washington and Lee scored a school-record 89 points and pulled down a school-record 64 rebounds in an 89-75 victory over Emory & Henry. The Wasps carried a 42-39 lead into halftime, but W&L took the lead for good (62-61) at the 10:09 mark of the second half on a layup by senior guard Louisa Feve. The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, who tied her career-high with 26 points and seven rebounds. W&L also had three players record a double-double for the first time in school history. Feve finished with 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds to go with her game-high six assists. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger added 15 points, 15 boards and a game-high seven blocks, while freshman forward Kara Nadeau notched 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. E&H was led by sophomore guard Lauren Habel’s 19 points, while freshman guard Miranda Carrasco finished with 17 points and four rebounds.
ODAC TOURNAMENT SCENARIOS:
The Generals will secure a berth in the ODAC Tournament with a win over Emory & Henry or a Lynchburg loss at Guilford on Saturday. 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. The Generals will be either the No. 5, No. 6 or No. 7 seed with a victory over Emory & Henry depending on the outcome of the other ODAC games. W&L will definitely be the No. 8 seed if it loses at Emory & Henry and Guilford defeats Lynchburg.
With its 41 rebounds in a 63-56 loss at Guilford on Wednesday, W&L set a new school record of 1,066 rebounds, breaking the previous record 1,054 boards established in the 1998-99 campaign. The Generals are also closing in on school records for most points, most assists and most blocks in a season. W&L currently has 1,569 points and needs 67 more points to break the school record of 1,635 points set during the 1998-99 season. The Generals also have 363 assists and are just 16 dimes away from the school-record 379 assists set in 2004-05. W&L’s 97 blocks this season are just 13 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 29 assists. They are senior guard Louisa Feve (111), sophomore guard Emily Wolff (63), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (49), freshman forward Kara Nadeau (36) and junior center Jessica Hunsinger (29). Feve, who ranks second in school history with 357 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 eighth in field goal percentage (.490, 147-300) and 10th in scoring (14.3 ppg), while senior guard Louisa Feve is third in assists (4.8 apg) and seventh in assist to turnover ratio (1.03). The Generals are first in team rebounding margin (+6.4) and second in blocked shots (4.04 bpg).
The Generals have three players averaging double figures in scoring. They are junior center Jessica Hunsinger (15.3 ppg), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (13.3 ppg) and senior guard Louisa Feve (12.0 ppg). Feve ranks second in school history in scoring with 1,279 points, while Hunsinger is fifth all-time with 1,088 points. Krouchick has scored at least 10 points in 21 games, Hunsinger has 19 double-digit games and Feve has 16 games of at least 10 points.
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