Game 9 W&L (3-5, 2-3) at Virginia Wesleyan (7-2, 4-0)
Virginia Beach, Va.
January 3, 2006 7:00 pm
Game 10 W&L (3-5, 2-3) vs. Hollins (0-7, 0-4) Lexington, Va.
January 7, 2006 2:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 9.9 ppg, 4.1 apg, 4.0 rpg, 1.7 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 6.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.4 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 16.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 3.5 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 12.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.8 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 0.9 spg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 0.7 ppg, 1.0 apg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 0.4 ppg, 0.6 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.7 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.0 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 25-35 (.417). 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.
Virginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmeyer (Kenyon ‘00) has compiled a 24-36 (.400) record in her three seasons at the helm of the Marlins. Karen Harvey (Roanoke ‘91) is 58-195 (.229) in her 11 seasons as the head coach at Hollins.
The Generals is 11-14 all-time against Virginia Wesleyan, including a 66-55 loss to the Marlins back on Dec. 4. W&L is 17-6 all-time against Hollins and has won the last two meetings.
LAST TIME OUT:
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead Washington and Lee to a 73-53 victory over Guilford in ODAC women’s basketball action on Thu., Dec. 8 at the Warner Center. Guilford 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. W&L headed into halftime with a 37-29 edge. The Generals 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 a career-high eight assists.
Washington and Lee plays four conference games next week. It hosts Roanoke on Tue., Jan. 10 at 7:00 pm, before hitting the road for three games. The Generals play at Randolph-Macon on Thu., Jan. 12 (7:00 pm), at Lynchburg on Sat., Jan. 14 (2:00 pm), and at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Sun., Jan. 15 (3:00 pm).
SCOUTING THE MARLINS:
Virginia Wesleyan has a 7-2 overall record and a 4-0 mark in the ODAC. The Marlins are coming off a 70-64 win over Christopher Newport on Fri., Dec. 16. VWC trailed 38-20 with 1:15 left in the first half, but went on a 41-13 spurt to take a 61-51 lead with 6:02 remaining en route to the win. Junior guard Michelle Dove led the Marlins with 15 points, five rebounds and three assists, while sophomore forward Heather Phillips chipped in 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Phillips averages a team-best 13.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, while junior center Nicole Thurston contributes 8.8 points and a team-high 7.0 boards per contest.
LAST MEETING WITH VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (12/4/05):
Washington and Lee trailed by just three points (37-34) with 16:25 remaining in the game, but the Marlins went on a 14-5 run over the next 6:18 to take a 51-39 advantage en route to a 66-55 victory. 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. VWC was paced by sophomore forward Heather Phillips’ 19 points and 12 rebounds. Junior center Nicole Thurston added eight points and 11 boards.
Hollins has an 0-7 overall record (0-4 ODAC) is coming off a 107-72 loss to Emory & Henry on Thu., Dec. 8. Senior guard Coby Wilmer tallied a game-high 23 points and six assists, while senior forward LeighAnn Woodley notched 21 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Woodley averages a team-best 14.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Wilmer contributes 13.4 points and 6.1 boards per game, while topping the team in steals (24) and assists (19).
LAST MEETING WITH HOLLINS (2/12/05):
Washington and Lee opened up the second half on a 21-0 run in cruising to a 63-43 victory over Hollins. The Generals were led by center Jessica Hunsinger, who notched a double-double with game-highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Kristen Krouchick tallied 12 points and seven rebounds, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly had eight points and a game-high five assists. Hollins received 15 points, four rebounds, and five steals from freshman forward Nicole Grant. Senior guard Brandi Cochran chipped in with 10 points and four boards.
W&L has won their last two games by at least 20 points. It knocked off Eastern Mennonite (65-40) on Tue., Dec. 6 and Guilford (73-53) on Thu., Dec. 8. The last time W&L won back-to-back games by at least 20 points was Jan. 4 and Jan. 8, 2005 when it defeated Mary Baldwin (79-56) and Hollins (66-41).
The Generals improved play over the last few games is due in part to their increased scoring. W&L averaged just 55.0 points per game in getting off to a 1-3 start, but has gone 2-2 in its last four games by scoring 62.8 points per game. The Generals have averaged 69 points per contest during their current two-game winning streak.
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger has recorded six double-doubles in eight games, including a 23-point, 12-rebound, six-block performance in the 73-53 win over Guilford. She now has 30 career double-doubles in 60 games. Hunsinger leads the team in scoring (16.9 ppg), rebounding (11.6 rpg), and blocks (3.5 bpg). She has recorded at least five blocks in four of the last five games and her 122 career blocks rank second all-time at W&L. Hunsinger has also moved into fifth place on the all-time rebounding list with 611 career boards.
Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick has continued her fine play this season after a stellar rookie campaign. She tops the team in steals (1.8 spg), field goal percentage (.494, 43-of-87) and minutes (35.2 mpg). She is also second on the team in scoring (12.1 ppg), third in assists (2.3 apg) and fourth in rebounding (4.9 rpg).
W&L has been tough on the defensive end of the court this season. The Generals’ are holding opponents to just 31 percent shooting from the field, including 22 percent from three-point range. W&L is forcing 17 turnovers, collecting 7.5 steals and blocking 5.0 shots per contest. In the 65-40 win over Eastern Mennonite, the Generals blocked a season-high eight shots and held the Royals to 21.4 percent (12-56) shooting from the floor, including 15.2 percent (5-33) in the second half. In the 73-53 win over Guilford, W&L tied its season-high with eight blocks shots and held the Quakers to just 21.7 percent (18-83) shooting from the field, including 19.1 percent (9-47) in the second half.
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