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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 4 • W&L (1-2) vs. Bridgewater (1-2) • Lexington, Va. •
November 29, 2005 • 7:00 pm

Game 5 • W&L (1-2) vs. No. 10 Randolph-Macon (1-1) • Lexington, Va.
December 3, 2005 • 2:00 pm

Game 6 • W&L (1-2) vs. Virginia Wesleyan (1-2) • Lexington, Va. •
December 4, 2005 • 2:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 9.0 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.7 rpg, 2.0 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 2.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.7 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 17.0 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 10.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.0 spg

ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 2.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 8.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 5.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.0 spg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 0.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg
#50 Jamila Seaton, Fr., F, 5-11 0.0 ppg, 0.0 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 23-32 (.418). 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.

OPPOSING COACHES:
Jean Willi (Bridgewater ‘80) is in her ninth season at Bridgewater and has compiled a career record of 187-63 (.748). Randolph-Macon is coached by Carroll LaHaye (Maine-Machias ‘77), who has amassed a record of 355-250 (.587) in her 24 years at the helm of the Yellow Jackets. Virginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmeyer (Kenyon, ‘00) has posted an 18-36 (.333) record in her three seasons as coach of the Marlins.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
The Generals are 3-19 all-time against Bridgewater, 4-21 all-time against Randolph-Macon and 11-13 all-time against Virginia Wesleyan.

LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee junior center Jessica Hunsinger recorded a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, but it was 24th-ranked Mary Washington which came away with a 61-53 victory on Tuesday evening. The Eagles led 9-4 with 13:23 left in the first half, but the Generals went on a 13-3 spurt over the next 4:01 to take a 17-12 lead. UMW regained the lead at 19-17 and headed into halftime with a 30-22 edge. W&L opened up the second half on a 13-9 run to pull to within four points (39-35) with 12:10 remaining, but UMW slowly extended its advantage to 13 points (56-43) en route to the win. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick added 10 points and seven boards, while sophomore forward Hayley James finished with career-highs of 10 rebounds and three assists to go with her six points.

UP NEXT:
Washington and Lee returns to the court on Tue., Dec. 6 at Eastern Mennonite and hosts Guilford on Thu., Dec. 8. The Generals lost both games to EMU, 57-47 and 54-50, last season. W&L defeated the Quakers at home, 56-54, but lost at Guilford, 65-60.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES:
Bridgewater, picked second in the ODAC preseason poll, is 1-2 on the season and is coming off an 85-47 win over Averett on Tuesday. Senior guard Marsha Kinder tops the team in scoring (17.0 ppg) and field goal percentage (.548, 17-of-31), while junior guard Katy Herr is averaging 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.0 steals per game. Junior guard Amy Childs is notching 7.7 points and a team-high 7.3 boards per game.

SCOUTING THE YELLOW JACKETS:
Randolph-Macon, chosen to repeat as ODAC Champions, is 1-1 on the season and is coming off a 74-70 loss to No. 12 Springfield College on Sat., Nov. 19. Senior guard Megan Silva leads the team in scoring (20.5 ppg), assists (5.5 apg), and steals (2.5 spg) and is 5-of-7 (.714) from three-point range. Senior forward Michelle Orton is averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per contest.

SCOUTING THE MARLINS:
Virginia Wesleyan, tabbed sixth in the ODAC preseason poll, is 1-2 on the season and is coming off a 69-60 loss to Chowan on Mon., Nov. 21. Sophomore forward Heather Phillips is averaging a team-best 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Junior guard Michelle Dove is notching 11.3 points and 4.0 boards per game, while freshman forward Andrea Ushinski leads the team in rebounding (9.3 rpg) and assists (2.7 apg).

4 x 10:
In a 67-60 win over Swarthmore, the Generals had four players score in double figures for the first time since a 69-55 victory over Lynchburg on Feb. 6, 2005. The quartet of players were junior center Jessica Hunsinger (23 pts.), freshman forward Kara Nadeau (12 pts.), senior guard Louisa Feve (11 pts.), and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (10 pts.).

LAST MEETING WITH BRIDGEWATER (1/18/05):
Krystal Hermes broke a 59-59 tie by converting a three-point play with 36 seconds left and Bridgewater held on to defeat Washington and Lee, 64-61. The Generals tied the game at 59-59 with 1:01 remaining on a layup by Kristen Krouchick, but the Eagles took the lead for good on Hermes’ three-point play. Jessica Hunsinger led W&L with 15 points, eight rebounds and a game-high three blocks, while Krouchick had 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Bridgewater’s Katy Herr scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down six rebounds. Hermes finished with nine points and four boards.

LAST MEETING WITH R-MC (2/24/05):
Rnadolph-Macon defeated W&L 87-73 in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament. R-MC led 45-29 early in the second half, but W&L went on a 20-4 spurt to tie the game at 49-49. The Yellow Jackets then responded with a 14-2 run to take a 63-51 lead en route to the win. W&L’s Kristen Krouchick scored a career-high 24 points and notched four rebounds. Jessica Hunsinger tallied 20 points and a game-high nine rebounds, while junior guard Louisa Feve added 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. For R-MC, Michelle Orton had 20 points and seven rebounds and Megan Silva notched 18 points, six assists, and a game-high five steals.

LAST MEETING WITH VWC (1/2/05):
Washington and Lee went on a 6-0 run over the final 1:34 of the game to pull out a 50-45 win over Virginia Wesleyan. The Generals’ Louisa Feve finished with a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds, while Jessica Hunsinger had 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Kristen Krouchick tallied eight points and seven boards. Virginia Wesleyan was led by Nicole Thurston, who had eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Michelle Dove posted five points, five rebounds and collected a game-high six steals.

DOUBLE TROUBLE:
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger has recorded two double-doubles in three games. She now has 26 career double-doubles in 55 games. Hunsinger leads the team in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounding (11.7 rpg), and blocks (1.7 bpg). She has 99 career blocks and needs just one more block to become the second player in school history with 100 blocks.

CAROM COLLECTORS:
The Generals have been very strong in the rebounding department this season by averaging 47.7 boards per game, including 15.7 offensive rebounds per contest. W&L pulled down a season-high 51 rebounds in a 61-53 loss at No. 24 Mary Washington on Tue., Nov. 22. Five different players are averaging at least 4.0 rebounds per game. They are junior center Jessica Hunsinger (11.7 rpg), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (6.7 rpg), freshman forward Kara Nadeau (5.0 rpg), sophomore forward Hayley James (4.7 rpg), and sophomore guard Emily Wolff (4.0 rpg).

QUICK HANDS:
W&L is also averaging 8.7 steals per game. Senior guard Louisa Feve and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick each have swiped a team-high six steals this season.

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