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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 7 • W&L (1-5, 0-3) at Eastern Mennonite (4-1, 1-0) • Harrisonburg, Va. •
December 6, 2005 • 7:00 pm

Game 8 • W&L (1-5, 0-3) vs. Guilford (1-4, 0-0) • Lexington, Va.
December 8, 2005 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 9.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.6 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.3 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 15.5 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 2.8 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 11.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.2 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 5.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg

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 0.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 spg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.7 ppg, 1.5 rpg
#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 23-35 (.397). 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:
Kevin Griffin (EMU ‘93) is in his first season as the head coach at Eastern Mennonite and has compiled a career record of 4-1 (.800). He comes to EMU after serving as the head boys basketball coach at Delsea High School in Franklinville, N.J., in 2004-05. Guilford head coach Stephanie Flamini (West Chester ‘94) has compiled a 29-28 (.509) record in her three seasons at the helm of the Quakers.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
The Generals are 8-16 all-time against Eastern Mennonite and 2-21 all-time against Guilford.

LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee shot just 29.5 percent from the floor and committed 26 turnovers in falling to Virginia Wesleyan, 66-55, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Generals trailed by just three points (37-34) with 16:25 remaining in the game, but a 14-5 run by the Marlins over the next 6:18 gave VWC a 51-39 lead and W&L crept no closer than seven points the rest of the way. W&L was led by senior guard Louisa Feve, who tallied 13 points and seven rebounds. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger notched 12 points and 15 rebounds, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff added a career-high 12 points and five boards.

UP NEXT:
Washington and Lee has three weeks off for exams and the holiday break before traveling to Virginia Wesleyan on Tue., Jan. 3 for a 7:00 pm game. The Generals will then host Hollins on Sat., Jan. 7 at 2:00 pm.

SCOUTING THE ROYALS:
Eastern Mennonite is 4-1 on the season (1-0 ODAC) and is coming off a 65-49 win over Shenandoah on Saturday. The Lady Royals led 26-24 at halftime and went on a 22-8 run in the first 11 minutes of the second half to take a 48-32 lead en route to the win. Senior forward Stephanie Mathews tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds, while senior center Amanda Reynolds notched 18 points and 11 boards. Reynolds is averaging 19.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 51.9 percent (27-52) from the field. Mathews notches 12.4 points, 10.0 boards and 3.8 steals per contest.

SCOUTING THE QUAKERS:
Guilford is 1-4 on the season and is coming off a 64-46 win over Thiel on Saturday in the consolation game of the Salisbury Classic. Senior guard Jennifer King recorded 22 points and 12 rebounds, while freshman forward Kristine Ellis added 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. On the season, King leads the Quakers in scoring (21.6 ppg), rebounding (8.6 rpg), steals (2.0 spg), assists (1.8 apg) and free throw percentage (.765, 26-34). Ellis is averaging 10.0 points and 8.4 boards per game, while junior guard Dionne Graham contributes 4.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per outing.

LAST MEETING WITH EMU (2/1/05):
Guard Stephanie Mathews scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to lift Eastern Mennonite to a 54-50 win over Washington and Lee. The game was tied at 34-34 with 15:39 remaining, but EMU went on a 10-2 run to take a 44-36 lead with 10:30 left in the game and would not relinquish the lead. The Generals were led by senior guard Bethany Dannelly, who scored a season-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists. Guard Louisa Feve tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, while center Jessica Hunsinger notched eight points and seven rebounds. Forward Amanda Renalds added 10 points and five rebounds for the Royals.

LAST MEETING WITH GUILFORD (2/16/05):
Guard Jennifer King scored a game-high 19 points, including sinking four free throws in the final minute, to give Guilford a 65-60 win over Washington and Lee. The Quakers led 43-29 at the 15:54 mark of the second half, but W&L went on a 20-5 run to take a 49-48 lead with 7:12 left in the game. Guilford then retook the lead at 52-50 and never trailed again. W&L was led by guard Louisa Feve’s 15 points. Center Jessica Hunsinger notched 12 points and 12 rebounds, while senior forward Emily Barker and forward Kristen Krouchick each added nine points. For the Quakers, senior forward Courtney Hill posted 17 points and 10 rebounds, while guard Dionne Graham registered 16 points.

DOUBLE TROUBLE:
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger has recorded four double-doubles in six games, including a 12-point, 15-rebound performance in a 66-55 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday. She now has 28 career double-doubles in 58 games. Hunsinger leads the team in scoring (15.5 ppg), rebounding (11.7 rpg), and blocks (2.8 bpg). She recorded five blocks in losses to Bridgewater and No. 10 Randolph-Macon and her 111 career blocks rank second all-time at W&L.

SPECIAL K:
Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick has continued her fine play this season after a stellar rookie campaign. She tops the team in steals (2.2 spg), field goal percentage (.485, 32-of-66) and minutes (38.0 mpg). She is also second on the team in scoring (11.8 ppg), and third in rebounding (5.0 rpg) and assists (2.2 apg). In a loss to No. 10 Randolph-Macon, she scored a season-high 18 points, tied her career-high with four assists and grabbed four rebounds.

HOLD THE BALL:
Turnovers have played a major role in the Generals’ 1-5 start. W&L has committed more turnovers than its’ opponents in all six games and is averaging 26 turnovers per contest. It is forcing just 17.8 turnovers per game for a turnover margin of -8.2 per contest.

PLAYING CATCHUP:
The Generals have also trailed at the half in all five of their losses, but held a halftime advantage in their lone victory this season.

IRON WOMEN:
Four of W&L’s five starters, senior guard Louisa Feve, junior center Jessica Hunsinger, sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick and sophomore guard Emily Wolff, are averaging 29.5 minutes per game. The quartet has also accounted for 74 percent of the scoring (246 of 333 points), 55 percent of the rebounds (150 of 272 rebounds), 75 percent of the assists (48 of 64 assists) and 83 percent of the blocks (20 of 24 blocks). The other three players who have started a game this season are sophomore forwards Amanda Kane and Hayley James and freshman forward Kara Nadeau.

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