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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 20 • W&L (7-12, 5-10) vs. Randolph-Macon Woman's College (5-11, 4-9) • Lexington, Va. • February 4, 2006 • 2:00 pm

Game 21 • W&L (7-12, 5-10) vs. Lynchburg (7-12, 5-9) • Lexington, Va. •
February 5, 2006 • 2:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2005-06 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Sr., G/F, 5-9 10.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.6 spg
#24 Emily Wolff, So., G/F, 5-9 7.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.7 apg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, Jr., C, 6-0 16.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.2 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, So., G/F, 5-9 14.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.9 spg
#40 Kara Nadeau, Fr., F, 5-10 6.7 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 2.6 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 3.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg
#44 Casidhe Horan, Fr., G, 5-7 0.2 ppg, 0.4 rpg
#45 Ashley Wohler, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.0 ppg, 1.6 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 29-42 (.408). 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 COACHES:
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College head coach Melissa Wiggins is 31-157 (.165) in her eight seasons at the helm of the WildCats. Stephanie Tobey (Bryant ‘02) is 28-41 (.406) in three seasons as a head coach at Lasell College and Lynchburg. She is 7-12 (.368) in her first season at the helm of the Hornets.

ALL-TIME SERIES:
W&L is 17-8 all-time against Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, but lost to the WildCats 77-69 on Jan. 15. The Generals are 11-12 all-time against Lynchburg and lost the last meeting, 69-63, on Jan. 14.

LAST TIME OUT:
Eastern Mennonite went on a 23-12 run in the final 8:42 of the second half to post a 65-60 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at the Warner Center. The Royals led 11-10 with 14:07 left in the first half, but the Generals went on an 11-0 run to take a 10-point lead (21-11) with 8:44 remaining en route to a 31-23 halftime advantage. In the second half, W&L pushed its lead to 11 points (38-27) at the 16:14 mark and held a 48-42 lead with 8:24 remaining before Eastern Mennonite went on the aforementioned run to close out the game. The Generals were led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, who scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down six rebounds. Senior guard Louisa Feve notched 15 points and a game-high five assists, while junior center Jessica Hunsinger added eight points, a game-high 14 rebounds and season-high tying seven blocks. She now has 61 blocks on the season, a new W&L record.

UP NEXT:
Washington and Lee hosts Southern Virginia on Thursday (7:00 pm) and travels to Hollins on Saturday (2:00 pm).

SCOUTING RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN’S COLLEGE:

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College has a 5-11 overall record and a 4-9 mark in the ODAC. The WildCats are coming off a 71-67 win at Hollins on Thursday. R-MWC shot 56.3 percent (27-of-48) from the field and held a 30-19 rebounding advantage. Senior forward Jennifer Prewitt tallied game-highs of 31 points and 14 rebounds, while senior forward Meghan Stensrud notched 26 points and eight boards. Stensrud leads the team in scoring (18.7 ppg), assists (2.9 apg) and blocks (13) and is second with 8.0 rebounds per contest. Prewitt averages 12.2 points, a team-high 11.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting a team-best 48.8 percent (83-of-170) from the floor. Junior guard Sara Rechnitzer has made a team-high 41 three-pointers.

LAST MEETING WITH R-MWC (1/15/06):
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. 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. Washington and Lee 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. R-MWC was led by junior guard Sara Rechnitzer’s 26 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the foul line. Senior forward Jennifer Prewitt notched 16 points and 11 rebounds, while senior forward Meghan Stensrud added 15 points and 12 boards.

STREAKING:
The Generals are 3-1 in their last four games and have averaged 74 points per game during that stretch. W&L is also shooting 45 percent (117-262), while notching 10.0 steals and 5.8 blocks per contest in those four games.

SCOUTING LYNCHBURG:
Lynchburg has a 7-12 overall record with a 5-9 mark in the ODAC. The Hornets are coming off a 69-62 win over Eastern Mennonite on Thursday. The Hornets led 35-22 at halftime and pushed their lead to as many as 20 points in the second half. Lynchburg had three players score in double figures, led by sophomore guard Erika Seay’s 15 points. Junior forward Jessica Bridge notched 14 points and eight rebounds, while junior center Caroline Wesley added 10 points and seven boards. Wesley tops the team in scoring (15.0 ppg), rebounding (8.4 rpg), blocks (1.0 bpg) and field goal percentage (.559, 104-186). Seay averages 9.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per outing.

LAST MEETING WITH LYNCHBURG (1/14/06):
Lynchburg overcame an 11-point first half deficit to defeat Washington and Lee 69-63. The Generals led by 10 points at 43-33 with 14:58 remaining, but the Hornets took the lead for good at 61-59 with 2:31 left on a jumper by junior forward Stephanie Howell. Freshman guard Jessica Pierce iced the game by going 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 37 seconds. W&L was led by sophomore forward Kristen Krouchick, who scored a game-high 17 points and collected four steals. Junior center Jessica Hunsinger recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Louisa Feve added nine points, six rebounds and four assists. Pierce finished with team-highs 15 points and five assists, while senior forward Lacey Currle tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and five steals.

1000 CLUB:
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 a 78-70 victory over Roanoke on Jan. 28. Her 1,026 career points rank sixth all-time and she needs 54 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 1,199 career points and is 67 points shy of moving into second place.

BLOCK ARTIST:
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 3.2 blocks per game. She has at least one block in 17 of the 19 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 and in a 65-60 loss to Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday. Her 61 blocks this season set a new W&L record.

BY THE NUMBERS:
The Generals have averaged 74.1 points per game in their seven wins, but just 58.4 points per game in their 12 losses.W&L is 4-1 when it scores at least 70 points, with the one loss being a 91-70 setback to Randolph-Macon on Jan. 12. It scored a school-record 89 points in the 89-75 victory over Emory & Henry.

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