W&L Women's Basketball Weekly

Release #5

January 18, 1999
Record: 4-8 (3-5 ODAC)

THE WEEK THAT WAS
Jan. 12 W&L 78, @ Lynchburg 62
Jan. 14 W&L 76, Hollins 59 at Warner Center
Jan. 16 @ Randolph-Macon 90, W&L 62

THE WEEK THAT WILL BE
Jan. 19. @ Bridgewater (11-2, 8-1 ODAC)
Jan. 23 @ Guilford (5-7, 4-4 ODAC)

GENERALS STATISTICAL LEADERS
Jessica Mentz, Fr., C. Ellicott City, Md., 12.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 55.1 FG%
Chrissy Burghardt, Sr., F , Rockaway, N.J., 12.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg
Ansley Miller, Jr., G, Athens, Ga., 11.9 pgg, 3.6 rpg,, 36.4 3PT%
Alison Kudlacik, Fr., G, Manalapan, N.J., 7.8 ppg, 84.0 FT%
Jessica Morton, Jr., G, Midlothian, Va., 5.6 ppg, 87.5 FT%

GENERALS GO TWO FOR THREE IN BUSY ODAC WEEK
Last week, W&L went 2-1 with victories at Lynchburg and at home against Hollins, before falling at defending ODAC regular season champion Randolph-Macon on Saturday. At Lynchburg, the Generals went on a 16-2 run in the final four minutes of the game to break open a two-point game and won. 78-62. Against Hollins, the Genereals were down by three early in the second half, but went on a 39-11 run and pulled out a 76-59 win. The magic ended at Randolph-Macon. The Generals cut a 13-point Yellow Jacket first half lead to three and were down only five at halftime. However injuries to junior guard Ansley Miller and freshman guard Carter Thomas sidelined two of W&L's floor leaders for the remainder of the game and the Yellow Jackets ran away with a 90-62 victory.

IT DOESNUT GET ANY EASIER
The Generals will continue their grueling conference schedule with games at Bridgewater on Tuesday night and at Guilford on Saturday afternoon. Bridgewater is currently 11-2 and 8-0 in the ODAC. The Eagles have won eight straight games since Dec. 5 and have not allowed any opponents closer than seven points in that stretch. BC is led by Connie Ritchie, who is averaging 14 points per game. Guilford currently sports a 5-7 record and is 4-4 in the ODAC. The Quakers are on three-game winning streak and is led by Kerrie Campbell, who is averaging 11.7 points per game.

THREE AMIGOS
The Generals' three scoring leaders all have strikingly similar numbers thus far in 1998-99. Freshman phenom Jessica Mentz leads the team with a 12.8 points per game average, while being followed closely by senior forward Chrissy Burghardt with 12.2 ppg and junior Ansley Miller with 11.9 ppg.

GENERALS BY THE NUMBERS

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

55.1 - Freshman phenom Jessica Mentz's outstanding field goal percentage. The mark currently stands 5.1 percentage points over the current school record for field goal percentage in a season.

5- Number of games that junior guard Jessica Morton has played without missing a free throw. In that time, Morton is 12-for-12, and has made 17 of her last 18 attempts. She currently leads the team in percentage with an 87.5 mark (28-32).

100 - W&LUs perfect free throw percentage (11-11) in the first half of SaturdayUs game at Randolph-Macon.

5- Number of double-doubles (double-figures in both rebounds and points) that Chrissy Burghardt has recorded this season. Jessica Mentz has three to her credit. Last Thursday night against Hollins, both Mentz and Burghardt.