THE WEEK THAT WAS |
Feb. 2 @W&L 55, Randolph-Macon WC 54
Feb. 6 Guilford 70 @ W&L 53
THE WEEK THAT WILL BE
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.
GENERALS STATISTICAL LEADERS
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%
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END
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 GAMES JUST GET BIGGER
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
| MENTZ BY THE NUMBERS|
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.
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