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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 16 • W&L (4-11, 3-9) vs. Emory & Henry (6-10, 4-7) • Lexington, Va. •
January 24, 2006 • 7:00 pm

Game 17 • W&L (4-11) at Mary Baldwin (5-11) • Staunton, Va. •
January 26, 2006 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 9.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.7 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.1 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 16.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.0 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 13.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.6 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

ON THE BENCH:
#10 Sarah Otey, Jr., G, 5-7 0.8 ppg, 0.6 apg
#20 Christine Gladysz, Sr., F, 5-11 0.9 ppg, 0.8 apg
#22 Taylor Gibson, Sr., C, 6-2 1.2 ppg, 1.3 rpg
#30 Amanda Kane, So., F, 5-11 2.2 ppg, 2.3 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, 1.5 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 26-41 (.388). 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:
Emory & Henry head coach Joy Scruggs is 354-264 (.573) in her 25 seasons at the helm of the Wasps. Jackie Bryan is 72-69 (.511) in her six seasons as the head coach at Mary Baldwin.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
W&L is 7-16 all-time against Emory & Henry, but won the last meeting 54-53 on Feb. 19, 2005. The Generals are 5-0 all-time against Mary Baldwin, including a 79-56 win on Jan. 4, 2005.

LAST TIME OUT:
Guard Marsha Kinder scored 23 points to help lead Bridgewater College to a 71-46 win over Washington and Lee on Wednesday evening in Bridgewater, Va. The Eagles forced 32 W&L turnovers and limited the Generals to just 34.0 percent shooting from the floor. An 11-4 run by Bridgewater pushed a 10-point (32-22) halftime lead out to 17 points (43-26) with 15:29 remaining in the game, but the Generals fought back to slice the advantage to just nine points (51-42) with 10 minutes remaining. However, the Eagles would outscore W&L 20-4 the rest of the way for the 25-point victory. W&L was led by freshman forward Kara Nadeau, who tallied a career-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve added 11 points and seven rebounds.

UP NEXT:
Washington and Lee travels to Roanoke on Saturday for a 5:00 pm contest.

SCOUTING EMORY & HENRY:
Emory & Henry has a 6-10 overall record (4-7 ODAC) and leads the nation in scoring (87.4 ppg) and in made three-pointers (12.3 per game). The Wasps are coming off a 95-75 win against Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Saturday. E&H led 43-34 at halftime and was 18-of-45 from three-point range in the game. Sophomore guard Lauren Habel scored 22 points, while freshman guard Miranda Carrasco notched 21 points, including 5-of-7 from three-point range. The Wasps have four players averaging at least 10 points per game. They are Habel (15.9 ppg), senior guard Brooke Barker (12.6 ppg), Carrasco (11.2 ppg) and sophomore forward Katherine Brandt (10.6 ppg). Habel and Barker have made 43 and 33 three-pointers, respectively.

LAST MEETING WITH EMORY & HENRY (2/19/05):
Forward Kristen Krouchick connected on a three-point play with 24 seconds remaining to lift Washington and Lee past Emory & Henry, 54-53, at the Warner Center. The Wasps led 51-49 lead with 2:09 left, but W&L tied the score at 51-51 on a pair of free throws by senior guard Bethany Dannelly at the 1:52 mark. E&H retook the lead at 53-51 with 39 seconds left on a jumper by senior guard Amy Hensley, which set up Krouchick’s game-tying layup and winning free throw. W&L was led by guard Louisa Feve, who poured in a game-high 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and collected four steals. Krouchick finished with 10 points and four rebounds, while center Jessica Hunsinger had nine points, eight rebounds and a game-high four blocks. Hensley led E&H with 13 points and five rebounds, while freshman forward Sarah Worden added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals.

SCOUTING MARY BALDWIN:
Mary Baldwin has an overall record of 5-11. The Fighting Squirrels are coming off a 94-69 win at Trinity (D.C.) on Monday. Sophomore guard Jessica Carter leads the team in scoring (15.5 ppg), assists (2.7 apg) and steals (2.3 spg). Senior center Rayna Henry notched 12.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per contest, while shooting 50 percent from the field. Senior guard Katrina Scruggs contributes 10.7 points and 5.7 boards per game.

LAST MEETING WITH MARY BALDWIN (1/4/05):
The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team had all 11 players score and tied a school record with 21 steals in a 79-56 victory over Mary Baldwin at the Warner Center. W&L led 43-24 at halftime and had three players finish in double figures, led by forward Kristen Krouchick, who scored a team-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly notched 10 points, dished out six assists and collected a game-high eight steals. Guard Louisa Feve rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points and handed out six assists. Mary Baldwin was led by junior guard Katrina Scruggs, who poured in a game-high 23 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Melissa Conyers and freshman guard Fallone Brown chipped in with eight points apiece.

ODAC RANKINGS:
The Generals have several players ranked among the ODAC elite. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger ranks first in blocks (3.0 bpg), second in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and fifth in scoring (16.2 ppg). Senior guard Louisa Feve is second in assists (4.8 apg), ninth in free throw percentage (.767, 33-43) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (0.94). Sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick ranks sixth in field goal percentage (.497, 91-183) and 12th in scoring (13.9 ppg). As a team, W&L is first in rebounding margin (+7.7) and second in blocks (4.3 bpg).

RECORD BREAKERS:
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 (1,130), 4th; Hunsinger (965), 6th
Rebounds in a career: Hunsinger (674), 4th
Rebounds in a season: Hunsinger (280, 2003-04), 3rd
Blocks in a career: Hunsinger (139), 2nd
Blocks in a season: Hunsinger (51, 2003-04), 4th; (43, 2004-05), 5th
Blocks in a game: Hunsinger (8, vs. E&H, 12/3/03), 1st
Steals in a career: Feve (166), 3rd
Steals in a season: Feve (50, 2004-05), 5th
Three-pointers made in a career: Feve (133), 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 35 more points to become the sixth player in school history to reach 1,000 points. Feve is 12 steals shy of moving into second place on the all-time list.

QUICK HANDS:
The Generals are averaging 8.5 steals per game and have seven players who have swiped at least 10 steals this season. Senior guard Louisa Feve and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick are tied for the team lead with 24 steals, while freshman forward Kara Nadeau is third with 18 thefts.The Generals had a season-high 13 steals at Lynchburg (1/14) and had 12 steals at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (1/15) and against Hollins (1/7).

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