Game 15 W&L (4-10, 3-8) at Bridgewater (10-4, 8-1)
January 18, 2006 7:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 8.9 ppg, 5.2 apg, 4.7 rpg, 1.7 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.9 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 16.8 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.8 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 14.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.7 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 5.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg
ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 1.0 ppg, 0.8 apg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 1.0 ppg, 0.7 apg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 1.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 3.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.3 ppg, 2.0 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 26-40 (.394). 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.
Jean Willi is 196-65 (.751) in her 10 seasons as the head coach at Bridgewater.
W&L is 3-20 all-time against Bridgewater and has lost the last two meetings, including a 70-47 loss back on Nov. 29.
LAST TIME OUT:
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College used a 13-3 run late in the second half to secure a 77-69 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. The game featured 10 ties and seven lead changes until the WildCats broke open a 60-60 tie at the 6:19 mark with the aforementioned run that gave them a 73-63 lead with 1:28 remaining in the game. W&L was paced by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick’s career-high 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger notched 18 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore guard Emily Wolff added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Washington and Lee plays three games next week. It hosts Emory & Henry on Tue., Jan. 24 (7:00 pm) and then plays at Mary Baldwin on Thu., Jan. 26 (7:00 pm) and at Roanoke on Sat., Jan. 28 (5:00 pm).
Bridgewater has an overall record of 10-4 and an 8-1 mark in the ODAC. The Eagles are coming off a 77-61 win at Guilford on Sunday. Bridgewater led 42-24 at halftime and shot 12-for-27 from three-point range for the game. Junior guard Shannon Scales scored a game-high 23 points, including 5-for-10 from long range, and pulled down six rebounds. Junior guard Katy Herr notched 20 points, seven boards, seven assists and three steals, while senior guard Marsha Kinder added 18 points and six boards. Kinder averages a team-high 18.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. Herr contributes 11.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per outing, while Scales notches 10.4 points and 3.4 boards per game.
LAST MEETING WITH BRIDGEWATER (11/29/05):
Bridgewater College forced 29 Washington and Lee turnovers and scored 38 points off those turnovers in posting a 70-47 win over the Generals. Bridgewater led 37-23 at halftime, but the Generals opened the second stanza on a 14-6 run to pull within six points at 43-37 with 11:43 left. The Eagles responded with a 20-5 spurt over the next 8:25 to push their lead to 21 points (63-42) with 5:18 remaining en route to the win. The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, who scored a team-high 16 points, dished out a team-best four assists and collected a game-high five steals. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds to go with her game-high five blocks. Sophomore guard Emily Wolff tallied eight points, seven rebounds, and three assists. The Eagles received 16 points from freshman forward Jennifer Saunders. Junior guard Amy Childs notched 13 points, a team-high eight rebounds, and four steals.
The Generals are 3-0 this season when they hold an opponent to 53 points or less, but are 1-9 when the opposition scores at least 60 points. The one win was a season-opening 67-60 victory over Swarthmore on Nov. 19.
W&L has been a strong rebounding team this season. It is averaging 46.1 rebounds per game, including 16.6 offensive rebounds per contest, and its +7.6 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 (10.6 rpg), sophomore guard Emily Wolff (5.2 rpg), sophomore forward Hayley James (5.2 rpg), sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (5.1 rpg), freshman forward Kara Nadeau (4.8 rpg) and senior guard Louisa Feve (4.7 rpg). Hunsinger has pulled down at least 10 rebounds in eight 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.
The Generals have several players ranked among the ODAC elite. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger ranks first in blocks (2.8 bpg), second in rebounding (10.6 rpg) and fifth in scoring (16.8 ppg). Senior guard Louisa Feve is second in assists (5.2 apg), seventh in free throw percentage (.800, 32-40) and seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.08). Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick ranks sixth in field goal percentage (.517, 89-172) and 10th in scoring (14.5 ppg). As a team, W&L is first in rebounding margin (+7.6) and second in blocks (4.2 bpg).
Senior guard Louisa Feve and junior center Jessica Hunsinger have made themselves a permanent part of the W&L record book. Below is where each rank in school history.
Points in a career: Feve (1,119), 4th; Hunsinger (957), 6th
Rebounds in a career: Hunsinger (667), 4th
Rebounds in a season: Hunsinger (280, 2003-04), 3rd
Blocks in a career: Hunsinger (133), 2nd
Blocks in a season: Hunsinger (51, 2003-04), 4th; Hunsinger (43, 2004-05), 5th
Blocks in a game: Hunsinger (8, vs. E&H, 12/3/03), 1st
Steals in a career: Feve (164), 3rd
Steals in a season: Feve (50, 2004-05), 5th
Three-pointers made in a career: Feve (131), 1st
Three-pointers made in a season: Feve (46, 2004-05), 1st
Assists in a career: Feve (313), 2nd
Assists in a season: Feve (101, 2004-05), 3rd
Hunsinger needs 43 more points to become the sixth player in school history to reach 1,000 points. Feve is 14 steals shy of moving into second place on the all-time list.
The Generals are averaging 15.2 assists per game and have seven players who have dished out at least 10 assists this season. They are led by the trio of senior guard Louisa Feve (67 assists), sophomore guard Emily Wolff (40) and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick (31). W&L handed out a season-high 25 assists in a 78-53 win over Hollins (1/7/06).
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