W&L Women's Basketball Weekly

Release #1

December 8, 1998
Record: 1-4 (0-1 ODAC)

Dec. 1 Randolph-Macon 65 @W&L 59
Dec. 4 Middlebury 52 @W&L 40 (Semifinals of W&L 250th Tournament)
Dec. 5 Skidmore 65 @W&L 52 (Consolation of W&L 250 Tournament)

Dec. 8 @ Randolph-Macon WomanÕs College (2-3, 0-2 ODAC); 7:00 p.m.

Chrissy Burghardt, Sr., F, Rockaway, N.J.,12.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.0 apg
Jessica Mentz, Fr., C, Ellicott City, Md., 11.0 ppg, 8.6 rpg
Ansley Miller, Jr., G, Athens, Ga., 9.8 ppg, 3.6 ppg
Alison Kudlacik, Fr., G, Manlapan, N.J., 8.8 ppg, 90.0 FT%

The Generals experienced a tough week at home last week, losing all three games. Last yearÕs Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season champion Randolph-Macon came to town on Dec. 1 and barely escaped with a 65-59 victory. The Generals cut a 14-point Yellow Jacket second half lead to just two with under a minute remaining, but Macon pulled out with the six-point win. Senior forward Chrissy Burghardt posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

On Dec. 4, the Generals held a 23-18 lead on Middlebury, a 1998 NCAA Tournament participant. However, the Panthers overcame the deficit to take the 62-50 victory. Freshman guard Alison Kudlacik scored a career high 12 points for W&L in the semifinals of the W&L 250th Celebration Tournament. In the consolation game on Dec. 5, W&L trailed Skidmore College by only four points at halftime, but the Thoroughbreds pulled away in the second half and took a 65-52 victory. The Generals were led by junior guard Ansley Miller, who scored 15 points on eight-for-eight free throw shooting and pulled down six rebounds. Burghardt was named to the all-tournament team.

W&L will travel to Lynchburg, Va. on Dec. 8 to face Randolph-Macon WomanÕs College. The WildCats hold a record of 2-3 and 0-2 in the ODAC. They are led by junior center Tara Carleton, who is averaging a whopping 24.4 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. She scored 30 points against Bennett College on Dec. 1 in a 72-64 win. Last year, the teams split their two meetings. W&L won 53-42 at the Warner Center and R-MWC won 62-51 in Lynchburg. The Generals hold a 5-4 all-time series lead on the WildCats, but have not won in Lynchburg since the 1994-95 season.

After Tuesday nightÕs game, the Generals will have 25 days off for winter break. When they get back, they will immediately dive back into ODAC action, beginning with a game at Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 2.


2 - Number of Generals who have made good on three pointers this season (junior Ansley Miller and freshman Alison Kudlacik), one more than last season.

139 - Number of points that senior forward Chrissy Burghardt needs to become the first 1,000-point scorer in school history.

71.6 - W&LÕs outstanding team free throw percentage this season. The teamsÕs 74.8 percentage led the nation last season. Freshman guard Alison Kudlacik leads the team with a 90.0 free throw percentage.

4 - Number of different starting line-ups that the Generals have used in only five games. Eight different players have started at least once this season.

4 (Again) - Number of freshman who have played significant minutes for the Generals. Each of those freshman have started at least of one game and at least one of them have been on the floor at all times this season.