Game 19 W&L (7-11, 5-9) vs. Eastern Mennonite (12-6, 8-5)
January 31, 2006 7:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 10.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.6 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.7 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 16.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 3.0 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 14.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.9 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 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 2.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 2.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg
#43 Bethany Ridenhour, Fr., G, 5-9 4.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.3 ppg, 0.5 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.1 ppg, 1.7 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 29-41 (.414). 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.
Eastern Mennonite head coach Kevin Griffin is 12-6 (.667) in his first season at the helm of the Royals. Griffin spent the 2004-05 season as the head men’s basketball coach at Delsea High School in Franklinville, N.J.
W&L is 16-9 all-time against Eastern Mennonite, but won the last game 65-40 back on Dec. 6.
RIPPING THE NET:
The Generals are 7-3 when they shoot at least 40 percent from the field, but 0-8 when their shooting percentage is below 40 percent.
LAST TIME OUT:
Washington and Lee won its first-ever game over Roanoke and snapped a 23-game losing streak to the Maroons in the process with a 78-70 victory on Saturday evening in Salem, Va. Roanoke led 22-13 at the 9:39 mark of the first half, but the Generals chipped away to tie the game at 39-39 with 1:18 left. However, Roanoke regrouped to take a 44-42 lead into the break. In the second half, W&L regained the advantage at 49-46 with 17:26 remaining, but the Maroons went on an 11-0 run to take a 57-49 edge at the 14:05 mark and held the lead until Generals’ sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick hit a layup to give W&L a 61-60 edge at the 9:06 mark. Roanoke trailed by one at 71-70 with 1:28 left, but couldn’t regain the lead as W&L freshman guard Bethany Ridenhour went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 1:05 to ice the win for the Generals. W&L was led by junior center Jessica Hunsinger, who scored a team-high 21 points and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds. She also became just the sixth General to surpass the 1,000 point plateau. Senior guard Louisa Feve notched a season-high 20 points and a game-high six assists, while Krouchick and sophomore forward Amanda Kane each tallied 10 points.
Washington and Lee hosts Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Saturday (2:00 pm) and Lynchburg on Sunday (2:00 pm).
SCOUTING EASTERN MENNONITE:
Eastern Mennonite enters tonight’s game with a 12-6 overall record and an 8-5 mark in the ODAC. The Royals are coming off a 66-49 win at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Saturday. EMU led just 27-23 at halftime, but scored 39 points in the second half on 12-of-19 shooting (63.2 %) from the field. Senior forward Stephanie Mathews tallied 14 points, four rebounds and three steals, while senior center Amanda Renalds notched 12 points, four boards and two blocks. Mathews tops the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and steals (2.7 spg), while scoring 9.1 points per game. Renalds leads the team in scoring (14.9 ppg), blocks (1.4 bpg) and field goal percentage (.572, 87-152).
LAST MEETING WITH EASTERN MENNONITE (12/6/05):
Washington and Lee jumped out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back in claiming a 65-40 victory over Eastern Mennonite at the EMU Commons. The Generals pushed their lead to as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Royals sliced the advantage to just eight points (29-21) at halftime. W&L then held EMU to just five second half field goals and used a 21-4 run midway through the half to post a commanding 59-33 lead with 3:29 to play. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger led the Generals way with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, while senior guard Louisa Feve and sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick registered 12 points each. Sophomore point guard Emily Wolff added six points and a career-high 10 rebounds. EMU was paced by sophomore center Jolene Kratz, who notched 10 points and 12 rebounds. Senior all-conference center Amanda Renalds was held to just nine points and seven rebounds.
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger became just the sixth player in school history to surpass the 1,000 point plateau when she scored 21 points in the 78-70 victory over Roanoke. Her 1,018 career points rank sixth all-time and she needs 63 points to move into fifth place. Senior guard Louisa Feve moved into third place on the all-time scoring list with her season-high 20 points in the win over the Maroons. She currently stands at 1,184 career points and is 82 points shy of moving into second place.
Junior center Jessica Hunsinger has made life difficult for the opponent’s best post players as she leads the team and ranks 11th in the NCAA with 3.0 blocks per game. She has at least one block in 16 of the 18 games this season, including at least five blocks in six contests. Hunsinger swatted a season-high seven shots in an 89-75 win over Emory & Henry on Jan. 24. Her 54 blocks this season rank third all-time and is just four blocks shy of a new season record.
RECORD SETTING GAME:
W&L had a record-setting game in an 89-75 win over Emory & Henry on Jan. 24. The Generals set school-records for points (89) and rebounds (64) in a game, while having three players record a double-double for the first time in program history. Senior guard Louisa Feve recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds, junior center Jessica Hunsinger tallied 15 points and 15 boards and freshman forward Kara Nadeau notched 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. This was the ninth double-double for Hunsinger this season and was the first double-double for both Feve and Nadeau. Additionally, Hunsinger had seven blocks, which is one shy of the single-game record of eight that she recorded in a 60-55 win over E&H on Dec. 3, 2003. The Generals also collected 10 blocks, which was one shy of the school record of 11 blocks accomplished twice in school history.
The Generals have been a force on the boards this season. They are averaging 45.8 rebounds per contest, including 16.4 offensive rebounds per game, and their +7.8 rebounding margin ranks first in the ODAC. The Generals have hauled in at least 51 rebounds in four games this season, including a school-record 64 caroms in the 89-75 victory over Emory & Henry. W&L has six players averaging at least 5.0 rebounds per outing. They are junior center Jessica Hunsinger (10.3 rpg), freshman forward Kara Nadeau (5.4 rpg), senior guard Louisa Feve (5.2 rpg), sophomore forwards Kristen Krouchick (5.2 rpg) and Hayley James (5.2 rpg) and sophomore guard Emily Wolff (5.0 rpg).
W&L is also adept at sharing the ball. It is averaging 14.6 assists per game and has five players who have dished out at least 20 assists on the season led by senior guard Louisa Feve’s team-high 80 dimes (4.7 apg). Sophomore guard Emily Wolff is second with 49 assists (2.7 apg), while sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick has handed out 39 assists (2.2 apg).
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