Game 11 W&L (4-6, 3-4) vs. Roanoke (5-5, 2-4)
January 10, 2006 7:00 pm
Game 12 W&L (4-6, 3-4) at No. 15 Randolph-Macon (8-2, 7-1) Ashland, Va. January 12, 2006 7:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 9.9 ppg, 4.9 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.7 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.9 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 17.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 3.2 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 12.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.6 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 5.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.0 spg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 1.0 ppg, 1.0 apg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 1.0 ppg, 1.3 apg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 0.7 ppg, 0.8 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg
#50 Jamila Seaton, Fr., F, 5-11 0.0 ppg, 0.7 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 26-36 (.419). 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.
Roanoke head coach Susan Dunagan (Radford ‘70) is 474-178 (.723) in her 25 seasons with the Maroons. Carroll LaHaye (Maine-Machias ‘77) is 362-251 (.590) in her 24 seasons as the head coach at Randolph-Macon.
The Generals are 0-22 all-time against Roanoke and 4-22 all-time against Randolph-Macon, including a 68-58 loss back on Dec. 3.
LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee had 12 different players crack the scoring column in a 78-53 win over Hollins on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Generals jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the opening 5:57 of the game and never looked back in claiming the 25-point victory. W&L shot 51.5 percent from the floor led by junior center Jessica Hunsinger, who scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field. She also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick notched 13 points, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff tallied 11 points. Senior guard Louisa Feve dished out a career-high nine assists.
Washington and Lee concludes the week with a pair of road conference games. It plays at Lynchburg on Saturday (2:00 pm) and at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Sunday (3:00 pm).
Roanoke has a 5-5 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the ODAC. The Maroons are on a three-game winning streak, including an 82-67 win over Emory & Henry on Thursday. Sophomore forward Erin Hanson recorded a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while junior guard Cindy McGraw notched 16 points, six rebounds and four steals. McGraw leads the team in scoring (12.5 ppg), assists (2.3 apg) and steals (1.8 spg), while Hanson contributes 12.3 points, a team-high 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per outing. She also tops the team field goal percentage (.440) and free throw percentage (.865).
LAST MEETING WITH ROANOKE (1/29/05):
Senior forward Chandra Forrester hit two free throws with no time remaining on the clock to give Roanoke a 47-46 victory over Washington and Lee. The Generals appeared to have the victory in hand after senior forward Emily Barker gave W&L a 46-45 lead with seven seconds left on a pair of free throws. However, Forrester was fouled after guard Lindsay Reynolds missed a last second desperation shot. W&L was led by center Jessica Hunsinger, who scored a game-high 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Guard Louisa Feve notched 11 points and dished out a game-high five assists, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly added nine points. Guard Cindy McGraw led the Maroons with 12 points and Forrester had seven points and five rebounds.
No. 15 Randolph-Macon is 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the ODAC. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 108-81 victory over Emory & Henry on Sunday. R-MC held a 50-34 halftime lead and had a 60-49 rebounding advantage. Senior guard Megan Silva tallied 29 points, a career-high 15 assists, six rebounds and six steals, while senior forward Michelle Orton notched 18 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Kristen Morgan chipped in with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Silva leads the team in scoring (23.4 ppg), assists (6.5 apg), steals (3.0 spg) and free throw percentage (.862, 50-58). Orton contributes 11.0 points, a team-high 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per contest, while shooting a team-best 61.2 percent (52-85) from the field.
LAST MEETING WITH RANDOLPH-MACON (12/3/05):
The 10th-ranked Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team had four players score in double figures in defeating Washington and Lee, 68-58, at the Warner Center. The Generals trailed 41-39 with 14:29 remaining, but the Yellow Jackets pushed their lead out to 11 points (57-46) with 5:29 left en route to the win. W&L sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick finished with a team-high 18 points, four assists, and four rebounds. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger added 17 points, seven rebounds and a game-high five blocks. R-MC was led by senior guard Megan Silva’s 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Michelle Orton notched 14 points and eight rebounds.
The Generals improved play over the last few games is due in part to their increased scoring. W&L averaged just 55.5 points per game in getting off to a 1-5 start, but has gone 3-1 in its last four games by scoring 71.3 points per contest.
The Generals are 4-1 this season when they score at least 65 points with the one loss being a 72-69 setback at Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 3.
So far this season, the outcome of the Generals’ games can be determined by their performance in the first half. W&L is a perfect 4-0 when it has a halftime lead, but 0-6 when it trails at the break.
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger has made life difficult for the opponent’s best post players as she leads the team and ranks fifth in the NCAA with 3.2 blocks per game. Hunsinger has at least one block in all 10 games this season and had a five-game stretch where she blocked 23 shots, including at least five blocks in four of those games. She swatted a season-high six shots in a 73-53 win over Guilford on Dec. 8. Hunsinger ranks second in school history with 126 blocks. She is also second in the ODAC and 16th in the NCAA with 11.1 rebounds per contest.
W&L has been a strong rebounding team this season. It is averaging 47.2 rebounds per game, including 15.0 offensive rebounds per contest, and its +7.7 rebounding margin ranks first in the ODAC. The Generals have six players averaging at least four rebounds per game. They are junior center Jessica Hunsinger (11.1 rpg), sophomore guard Emily Wolff (5.7 rpg), sophomore forward Hayley James (5.2 rpg), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (4.9 rpg), senior guard Louisa Feve (4.4 rpg) and freshman forward Kara Nadeau (4.2 rpg). Hunsinger has pulled down at least 10 rebounds in six games, while Wolff and James each have one 10-rebound game. W&L hauled in a season-high 58 rebounds in the 73-53 win over Guilford. It was the most rebounds since it collected 56 boards in a 70-49 win over Southern Virginia on Dec. 9, 2003.
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