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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 13 • W&L (4-8, 3-6) at Lynchburg (4-8, 2-5) • Lynchburg, Va. •
January 14, 2006 • 2:00 pm

Game 14 • W&L (4-8, 3-6) at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (3-7, 2-5) • Lynchburg, Va. • January 15, 2006 • 3:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 9.3 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.6 rpg, 1.5 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.8 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 17.0 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 3.1 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 13.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.7 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 5.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.0 spg

ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 0.7 ppg, 0.7 apg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 1.4 ppg, 1.0 apg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 1.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.1 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.6 ppg, 1.5 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.3 ppg, 0.7 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 26-38 (.406). 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 COACH:
Lynchburg head coach Stephany Tobey (Bryant ‘02) has a career record of 25-37 (.403) in three seasons as a head coach at Lasell College and Lynchburg. She is 4-8 (.333) in her first season at the helm of the Hornets. Melissa Wiggins is 29-154 (.158) in eight seasons as the head coach at Randolph-Macon Women’s College.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
The Generals are 11-11 all-time against Lynchburg, winning the last three meetings. W&L is 17-7 all-time against Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the teams split their two games last season.

LAST TIME OUT:
Senior guard Megan Silva tallied 29 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead 15th-ranked Randolph-Macon to a 91-70 win over Washington and Lee on Thursday evening. W&L trailed by just three points (17-14) with 11:51 remaining in the first half, but a 14-3 Yellow Jacket run over the next 7:03 gave R-MC a 31-17 lead en route to a 51-35 advantage at the break. The Generals could not cut the lead to single digits in the second half. W&L was led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, who tied a season-high with 18 points and grabbed a season-best eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Emily Wolff tied her career-high with 12 points and grabbed five boards, while senior guard Louisa Feve chipped in nine points and six assists.

UP NEXT:
Washington and Lee plays only one game next week. It will travel to Bridgewater on Wednesday for a 7:00 pm contest.

SCOUTING LYNCHBURG:
Lynchburg has a 4-8 overall record and a 2-5 mark in the ODAC. The Hornets are coming off a 72-63 win over Ferrum on Wednesday. The game was tied at 22-22 with 5:50 left, but the Hornets went on a 12-5 run to take a 34-27 halftime lead which they wouldn’t relinquish. Senior forward Lori Fletcher scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior center Caroline Wesley notched 15 points and 10 rebounds. Wesley leads the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (8.2 rpg) and free throw percentage (.781, 50-64). Sophomore guard Erika Seay notches 10.8 points, while junior forward Jessica Bridge averages 8.7 points and 4.6 boards per game.

LAST MEETING WITH LYNCHBURG (2/6/05):
Center Jessica Hunsinger notched a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to help lead Washington and Lee to a 69-55 win over Lynchburg. The Hornets led 32-30 at halftime, but the Generals grabbed a 34-32 lead with 18:45 left in the second stanza and pushed their advantage to as many as 18 points (66-48) en route to the win. W&L guard Louisa Feve scored a game-high 21 points and dished out four assists, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly totaled 13 points and a game-high seven assists. Lynchburg was led by center Caroline Wesley, who had team-highs of nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks. Forward Lacie Currle and sophomore forward Caroline Cubbage each chipped in with eight points.

SCOUTING RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN’S COLLEGE:
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College has an overall record of 3-7 and a 2-5 mark in the ODAC. The WildCats are coming off an 86-51 loss to No. 15 Randolph-Macon on Tuesday. Senior forward Megan Stensrud scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while junior guard Sara Rechnitzer notched 13 points, three rebounds and two steals. Strensrud averages a team-high 18.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists, while Rechnitzer tallies 14.7 points, 3.6 boards and a team-best 2.8 assists per contest. Senior forward Jennifer Prewitt contributes 10.0 points, a team-high 11.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

LAST MEETING WITH R-MWC (2/5/05):
Sophomore guard Annie Johnson scored a career-high 32 points to lift Randolph-Macon Woman’s College to a 69-59 win over Washington and Lee. The Generals led 29-25 at the break and held a slim 42-41 lead with 8:22 remaining in the game. However, RMWC would go on an 11-3 run over the next 3:24 to assume a 53-44 lead with 4:58 left en route to the win. W&L was led by center Jessica Hunsinger, who totaled 19 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly tied a career-high with 14 points and dished five assists, while forward Hayley James notched a career-high 12 points and eight rebounds. Johnson was aided by forward Megan Stensrud, who tallied 18 points and eight rebounds.

CAROM COLLECTORS:
W&L has been a strong rebounding team this season. It is averaging 46.1 rebounds per game, including 15.2 offensive rebounds per contest, and its +6.8 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 (10.8 rpg), sophomore guard Emily Wolff (5.4 rpg), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (5.2 rpg), sophomore forward Hayley James (5.1 rpg), senior guard Louisa Feve (4.6 rpg) and freshman forward Kara Nadeau (4.3 rpg). Hunsinger has pulled down at least 10 rebounds in seven games, while Wolff and James each have one 10-rebound game. W&L hauled in a season-high 58 rebounds in a 73-53 win over Guilford on Dec. 8. It was the most rebounds since it collected 56 boards in a 70-49 win over Southern Virginia on Dec. 9, 2003.

STARTERS STRENGTH:
The Generals’ starting five, senior guard Louisa Feve, junior center Jessica Hunsinger, sophomore guard Emily Wolff, sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick and freshman forward Kara Nadeau, are all averaging at least 23 minutes per game. Krouchick and Feve are both playing at least 31 minutes per contest. The starters have accounted for 84 percent of the scoring (625 of 746 points), 65 percent of the rebounding (359 of 553 rebounds), 78 percent of the assists (140 of 179 assists), 70 percent of the steals (65 of 93 steals) and 83 percent of the blocks (45 of 54 blocks). The two other players who have started are sophomore forwards Amanda Kane and Hayley James.

BACKCOURT DUO:
W&L’s starting backcourt of senior guard Louisa Feve and sophomore guard Emily Wolff have played well this season. Feve is averaging 9.3 points, a team-high 5.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. She is averaging 9.3 points and 6.8 assists over her last six games. Feve is second in school history in assists (302), third in steals (158) and fourth in scoring (1,105 pts). Wolff is contributing 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. She has scored at least 10 points in five of the last eight games, including a 10-point, seven assist, six rebound performance in a 72-69 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 3. She also tied her career-high with 12 points in the 91-70 loss at Randolph-Macon.

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