W&L Women's Basketball Weekly

Release #4

January 11, 1999
Record: 2-7 (1-4 ODAC)

THE WEEK THAT WAS
Jan. 7 W&L 71, Eastern Mennonite 41 at Warner Center
Jan. 9 Roanoke 71, W&L 56 at Warner Center

THE WEEK THAT WILL BE
Jan. 12 @ Lynchburg (3-7, 2-4 ODAC); 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 vs. Hollins (1-6, 0-5 ODAC); 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 16 @ Randolph-Macon (8-2, 7-0 ODAC); 2:00 p.m.

GENERALS STATISTICAL LEADERS
Jessica Mentz, Fr., C. Ellicott City, Md., 12.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 53.8 FG%
Chrissy Burghardt, Sr., F , Rockaway, N.J., 11.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg
Ansley Miller, Jr., G, Athens, Ga., 11.6, pgg, 3.9 rpg,, 30.8 3PT%
Alison Kudlacik, Fr., G, Manalapan, N.J., 8.0 ppg, 83.3 FT%
Jessica Morton, Jr., G, Midlothian, Va., 5.0 ppg, 80.0 FT%

MENTZ HAS MAGNIFICENT WEEK AS GENERALS SPLIT TWO GAMES
Freshman center Jessica Mentz led the Generals in scoring against Eastern Mennonite (14 points) and Roanoke (19 points - career high) last week. Against EMU, the Generals snapped a five-game losing streak with a 71-41 victory. Against Roanoke, the Generals had a 34-31 lead against the arch-rival Maroons, but let it slip away, falling 71-56. Mentz added 10 rebounds against Roanoke to record a double-double. She shot 12-18 (66.7%)from the floor for the week. Freshman guard Carter Thomas came within one assist of a school record for assists in a game against EMU with nine. Freshman forward Megan Babst recorded her first career double-double against Roanoke with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

BUSY CONFERENCE WEEK
For the first time this season, W&L will face a week loaded with three conference opponents, playing all three games in the span of five days. On Tuesday, the Generals will travel to Lynchburg College. The Hornets are currently 3-7 on the season and are led by Johanna Peeters, who is averaging 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The Generals swept the Hornets in their two meetings last season. On Thursday night, W&L will play host to 1-6 Hollins. HU is paced by Rosee Hopkins, who is averaging 17.2 points per game. The Generals took both meetings last season. W&L winds up the week on Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va., against conference-leading Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets have won seven straight games (8-2) and are 7-0 in the ODAC. These two teams met on Dec. 1 at the Warner Center, with the Yellow Jackets coming out victorious, 65-59. R-MC is led by Aimee Beightol (18.0 ppg, 4.6 apg) and Renee Zando (17.9 ppg, 11.7 rpg).

GENERALS BY THE NUMBERS

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

41 - Amount of points that W&L held Eastern Mennonite to on Jan. 7. The 41 points were the fewest given up by any ODAC team has allowed all season.

9 - Number of assists that freshman guard Carter Thomas had against Eastern Mennonite, coming one shy of the school record for assists in a game.

9-1 - W&LUs all-time record against Hollins University. The Generals have won the last nine meetings against the school without a nickname.

26 - Number of points that junior guard Ansley Miller scored at R-MWC on Dec. 8, tying the school record for most points scored in a game.