W&L Women's Basketball Weekly

Release #6

February 8, 1999
Record: 9-10 (8-7 ODAC)

Feb. 2 @W&L 55, Randolph-Macon WC 54
Feb. 6 Guilford 70 @ W&L 53

Feb. 9 Bridgewater (14-4, 11-3 ODAC) @ Warner Center; 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 Emory and Henry (7-13, 7-9 ODAC) @ Warner Center; 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 @ Roanoke (16-3, 14-1 ODAC); 5:00 p.m.

Jessica Mentz, Fr., C. Ellicott City, Md., 14.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 59.1 FG% Chrissy Burghardt, Sr., F , Rockaway, N.J., 11.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg
Ansley Miller, Jr., G, Athens, Ga., 11.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg,, 34.9 3PT%
Alison Kudlacik, Fr., G, Manalapan, N.J., 7.4 ppg, 33.3 3PT%
Jessica Morton, Jr., G, Midlothian, Va., 4.8 ppg, 79.2 FT%

Washington and Lee let a 12-point second half lead slip away and had its five-game winning streak snapped in the process of losing to Guilford (9-10, 7-8 ODAC), 83-70 at the Warner Center on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers avenged an earlier 63-61 loss to W&L on Jan. 30, in which the Generals rallied from an 18-point deficit to win.

The Generals begin the week tied for fifth place in the ODAC with Guilford. Their ultimate finish in the conference will depend heavily on their results from this week. On Tuesday night, the Bridgewater Eagles roll into the Warner Center with the third-best record in the top heavy ODAC. The Eagles won the first meeting, 70-53 on Jan. 19. Thursday night marks senior night for Chrissy Burghardt, who will be playing her last game in front of the Warner Center faithful. Burghardt became W&LUs first 1,000-point scorer last week. That night, W&L welcomes Emory and Henry, whom the Generals defeated 55-54 in Emory on Jan. 30. The week ends up at the Bast Center in Salem, where the Generals will do battle with arch-rival Roanoke. In their first meeting, W&L had the second place Maroons tied at halftime before falling, 71-56.

Before Saturday, W&L enjoyed and incredible two-week run. In that time, the Generals won five in a row, with four of the victories coming in the final thirty seconds. Wrapped up in all of the excitement have been several individual highlights and milestones. The biggest came on Tuesday night, when Chrissy Burghardt became the first W&L womenUs basketball player ever to score 1,000 points in a career. Last Thursday against Lynchburg, head coach Terri Dadio Campbell notched her 50th career victory, while Jessica Mentz broke the school record with 30 points scored in a game. Mentz was named the ODAC Player of the Week for her efforts.


Freshman Center and ODAC Rookie of the Year candidate Jessica Mentz has been on an absolute tear over the last six weeks. Below is a list of her numbers over that span.

61 - Field goal percentage in last 13 games. She has connected on 80 of 131 shots in that span and has brought her season field goal percentage up to 59.1, good for second in the ODAC.

17.3 - Average number of points scored in that span, bringing her season average up to 14.9, where she also among the leaders in the ODAC.

1 - Number of games that Mentz did not score in double-figures in that span. (8 vs. Bridgewater on Jan. 19).

0 - Number of games in which Mentz shot below 50 percent for the game in that span.

30 - Number of points Mentz scored against Lynchburg on Jan. 27, a program high.

17 - Number of points Mentz scored at Emory and Henry on Jan. 30 in a 56-55 win. All 17 points including the winning shot with only 13 seconds remaining were scored in only 19 minutes on the floor.

7.5 - MentzUs rebound per game average, second best on the team.