W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 87-73

SALEM, Va. -- Junior forward Michelle Orton (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) scored a team-high 20 points and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds to help lead top-seeded Randolph-Macon to an 87-73 win over eighth-seeded Washington and Lee in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.

The Generals (13-13) trailed 7-2 with 17:32 remaining in the first half, but went on a 20-9 run over the next 7:33 to assume a 22-16 advantage at the 9:59 mark. The No. 5 Yellow Jackets (24-1) retook the lead at 27-26 with 6:32 left and after W&L pulled to within one at 30-29, R-MC closed out the half on a 12-0 run to take a 42-29 lead into halftime.

R-MC opened the second half on three-pointer by sophomore guard Salem Shaffer (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) to take a 16-point lead (45-29). However, W&L went on a 17-4 spurt to pull within 49-46 at the 15:32 mark and then tied the game at 49-49 on a three-pointer by freshman forward Hayley James (Mount Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) at 15:02. The Yellow Jackets responded with a 14-2 run to take a 63-51 lead with 11:17 left and would maintain their double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.

The Generals were 27-for-69 (.391) from the field and had 44 rebounds, including 19 offensive boards. R-MC was 34-for-70 (.486) from the floor and committed just 11 turnovers.

W&L was led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a career-high 24 points and notched four rebounds. Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) tallied 20 points and a game-high nine rebounds, while junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) added 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. She also became just the fifth General to surpass the 1,000 point plateau and will enter her senior season with 1,003 career points. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) dished out a season-tying high nine assists.

Orton was aided by junior guard Megan Silva (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage), who scored 18 points, handed out six assists, and collected a game-high five steals. Shaffer finished with 14 points, three assists and three steals.

Washington and Lee concludes the season with a 13-13 overall record and a 9-11 mark in the ODAC.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EDGES EMORY & HENRY, 54-53

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) connected on a three-point play with 24 seconds remaining to lift Washington and Lee past Emory & Henry, 54-53, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (13-12, 9-11) held a 47-36 lead with 9:37 remaining in the second half, but the Wasps (15-10, 12-8) went on a 15-2 run to take a 51-49 lead with 2:09 left. W&L tied the score at 51-51 on a pair of free throws by senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) at the 1:52 mark.

E&H retook the lead at 53-51 with 39 seconds left on a jumper by senior guard Amy Hensley (Rose Hill, Va./Thomas Walker) which set up Krouchick’s game-tying layup and winning free throw. The Wasps had two chances to win the game, but one shot was blocked and the other rimmed out with two seconds remaining.

The first half saw the two teams exchange the lead nine times. The Wasps led 23-21 with 7:43 remaining in the half, but the Generals went on a 13-2 spurt to close out the stanza and head into halftime with a 34-25 advantage.

W&L was led by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who poured in a game-high 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and collected four steals. Krouchick finished with 10 points and four rebounds, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) had nine points, eight rebounds and a game-high four blocks. She is now second all-time at W&L with 94 career blocks.

Hensley led E&H with 13 points and five rebounds, while freshman forward Sarah Worden (High Point, N.C./Wesleyan Christian) added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. Junior guard Brooke Barker (Rogersville, Tenn./Cherokee) hauled in a game-high 12 rebounds.

With the win, the Generals tied the school-record for victories in a season. They return to action in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Thursday. The opponent and game time is still to be determined.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO GUILFORD, 65-60

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Junior guard Jennifer King scored a game-high 19 points to lead Guilford to a 65-60 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening in Greensboro, N.C.

The Quakers (10-14, 8-11) used a 14-0 run late in the first half to assume a 33-17 lead with 2:31 remaining. W&L then responded with an 8-0 to cut the deficit to 33-25 at the break.

Guilford began the second half with another small run to take a 43-29 lead at the 15:54 mark, but W&L again fought back with a 20-5 run to take a 49-48 lead with 7:12 left in the game. The contest would remain close from that point on until Guilford claimed a six-point lead (58-52) with 2:35 remaining. The Generals climbed back to within 61-59 with 54 seconds remaining, but King hit four free throws in the final minute to ice the game.

W&L (12-12, 8-11) was led by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who scored 15 points. She hit two three-pointers to set a new W&L record for season three-point makes with 41. Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 12 points and 12 rebounds, while senior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) each added nine points.

Senior forward Courtney Hill and sophomore guard Dionne Graham joined King in double-figures for Guilford. Hill posted 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Graham registered 16 points.

Washington and Lee completes its regular season with a home date against Emory & Henry on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS HOLLINS, 63-43

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee opened up the second half on a 21-0 run in cruising to a 63-43 victory over Hollins in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (12-11, 8-10) jumped out to an 18-6 lead with 13:27 remaining in the first half, but Hollins (7-15, 3-14) closed out the half on a 22-11 run to take a 28-27 lead into the break.

W&L went on the aforementioned run to start the second stanza and held Hollins scoreless for the first 8:56 of the half.

The Generals were 27-for-60 (.450) from the field and held a 44-24 advantage on the boards. Hollins was just 16-for-50 (.320) from the floor, including 5-for-22 (.227) in the second half.

W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who notched a double-double with game-highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds. She also had a game-high four blocks. Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied 12 points and seven rebounds, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) had eight points and a game-high five assists.

Hollins received 15 points, four rebounds, and five steals from freshman forward Nicole Grant (South Boston, Va./Carlisle). Senior guard Brandi Cochran (Hillsville, Va./Carroll County) chipped in with 10 points and four boards.

W&L returns to the court on Wednesday for a 7:00 pm game at Guilford.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS LYNCHBURG, 69-55

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) notched a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to help lead Washington and Lee to a 69-55 win over Lynchburg in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Hornets (7-14, 4-12) raced out to a 14-6 lead with 15:51 remaining in the first half and maintained their lead until the 5:50 mark when freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary) hit a layup to tie the score at 25-25. W&L (11-11, 7-10) took a 30-27 lead with 1:41 left, but Lynchburg recaptured the lead at 32-30 heading into halftime.

The Generals retook the lead at 34-32 with 18:45 left in the second stanza and would never relinquish their advantage for the remainder of the game. Their lead grew to as many as 18 points (66-48) with 4:41 remaining.

W&L forced 24 Lynchburg turnovers and held a 40-39 edge in rebounds.

Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out four assists. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) totaled 13 points and a game-high seven assists, while Kane finished with 11 points and five rebounds.

Lynchburg was led by sophomore center Caroline Wesley (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame), who had team-highs of nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks. Junior forward Lacie Currle (Fairfax, Va./Bishop O’Connell) and sophomore forward Caroline Cubbage (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) each chipped in with eight points.

W&L returns to the court on Saturday at 2:00 pm when it hosts Hollins University.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED BY RMWC, 69-59

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sophomore guard Annie Johnson scored a career-high 32 points to lift Randolph-Macon Woman’s College to a 69-59 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (10-11, 6-10) led 29-25 at the break and held a slim 42-41 lead with 8:22 remaining in the game. However, RMWC would go on an 11-3 run over the next 3:24 to assume a 53-44 lead with 4:58 left. W&L cut the lead to 53-49 on a jumper by freshman forward Hayley James (Mt. Sidney, Va./Fort Defiance) with 3:34 remaining but could get no closer as the WildCats hit 14-of-16 free throws the rest of the way.

W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who totaled 19 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) tied a career-high with 14 points and dished five assists, while James notched a career-high 12 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) added 10 points.

Johnson went 15-of-18 from the foul line and scored 28 of her 32 points in the second half. Her effort was supplemented by junior forward Megan Stensrud, who tallied 18 points and eight rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Lynchburg for a 4:30 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS NAILBITER, 54-50, TO EMU

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Junior guard Stephanie Mathews scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to lift Eastern Mennonite to a 54-50 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Royals (14-5, 10-4) led by as many as seven points (20-13) in the opening period and claimed a 29-25 lead at the break. EMU pushed back to a 34-27 lead with 17:09 remaining in the game, but a 7-0 Generals’ run over the next 1:30 knotted the game at 34-34. From there, EMU went on a 10-2 run to take a 44-36 lead with 10:30 left in the game and would not relinquish the lead. W&L closed to two points at 46-44 with 5:39 remaining, but could get no closer.

The Generals (10-10, 6-9) were led by senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe), who scored a season-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists. Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched eight points and seven rebounds.

Junior forward Amanda Renalds added 10 points and five rebounds for the Royals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College for a 2:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EDGED OUT BY ROANOKE, 47-46

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Chandra Forrester (Wytheville, Va./Rural Retreat) hit two free throws with no time remaining on the clock to give Roanoke a 47-46 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (10-9, 6-8) appeared to have the victory in hand after senior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) gave W&L a 46-45 lead with seven seconds left on a pair of free throws. However, Forrester was fouled after junior guard Lindsay Reynolds (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) missed a last second desperation shot.

The Generals jumped out to a 9-4 lead with 16:47 left in the first half, but the Maroons (13-5, 9-5) went on a 12-6 over the next 10:06 to take their first lead of the game at 16-15. W&L closed out the half on a 10-7 spurt to take a 25-23 lead into halftime.

The Generals opened up a seven-point advantage at 36-29 with 13:21 remaining in the second half, but Roanoke tied the game at 36-36 at the 7:51 mark. W&L held a 44-41 edge with 1:18 remaining, but a three-pointer by sophomore guard Cindy McGraw (Lynchburg, Va./EC Glass) knotted the score at 44-44 with 54 seconds remaining.

W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who scored a game-high 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) notched 11 points and dished out a game-high five assists, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) added nine points.

McGraw led the Maroons with 12 points and Forrester had seven points and five rebounds.

The Generals return to the court on Tuesday at Eastern Mennonite. The game begins at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO EMORY & HENRY, 69-66

EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry junior guard Brooke Barker hit a three-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining to lift the Wasps to a 69-66 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Generals (10-8, 6-7) had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but senior guard Bethany Dannelly’s (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) three-pointer rimmed out.

W&L jumped out to a 30-16 lead with 6:09 remaining in the first half, but the Wasps (11-6, 8-4) closed the half on a 13-4 run to cut the advantage to 34-29 at the break. The Generals pushed back to a 42-35 lead at the 16:40 mark, but a 13-2 run gave the Wasps a 48-44 lead with 10 minutes left in the game. The Generals never assumed the lead again, but tied the game on several occasions, including at 66-66 on a three-pointer by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Chuchill) with 1:29 remaining.

The Wasps outscored the Generals 21-5 at the free throw line and had 26 offensive rebounds.

W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School), who tallied a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds. Freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) scored a career-high 16 points, while Feve and freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) added 11 points each. Dannelly tied a season-high with nine assists and had two steals to set a new W&L career steals record. She now has 178 steals breaking the record of 177 formerly held by Ansley Miller ‘00.

Emory & Henry was led by Barker, who scored 16 points. Junior guard Kate Childress totaled 15 points, while senior guard Amy Hensley chipped in 10 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Roanoke for a 4:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 71-55

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) and junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) each recorded a double-double to help lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 71-55 victory over Southern Virginia on Friday night at the Warner Center. Hunsinger scored 17 points and pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds, while Feve had 16 points and a season-high 10 boards.

After missing their first eight shots, the Generals (10-7) only trailed 7-5 with 12:38 remaining in the first half. However, W&L then went on a 26-6 run to take a 31-13 lead with 4:16 left in the half. The Knights (5-13) responded by closing out the half on an 11-0 spurt and went into the break down just 31-24.

Southern Virginia then opened up the second half on 11-4 run to knot the score at 35-35 with 16:24 remaining in the game. W&L retook the lead at 37-35 on a pair of free throws by Feve and methodically pushed its advantage back to double figures at 54-44 with 8:10 remaining. From there, the Generals wouldn’t surrender their double-digit advantage.

W&L forced Southern Virginia into 28 turnovers and held a 51-43 advantage on the boards.

The Generals received a game-high 19 points from freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), while freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary) added six points, eight rebounds, and a game-high five steals.

Southern Virginia was led by freshman center Chelsea Lund (Buena Vista, Va./Parry McCluer), who scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Kim Anderson (Orem, Utah/Mountain View) also notched 13 points and had a team-best six assists.

With the win, W&L eclipsed last season’s win total. The Generals return to action on Tuesday at Emory & Henry. The game begins at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EDGED BY BRIDGEWATER, 64-61

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior center Krystal Hermes (Warrenton, Va./Liberty) broke a 59-59 tie by converting a three-point play with 36 seconds left and Bridgewater held on to defeat Washington and Lee, 64-61, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday night at the Warner Center.

The Generals (9-7, 6-6) surged to a 9-4 lead with 15:04 remaining in the first half, but the Eagles (11-4, 6-4) responded with a 20-2 run over the next 8:08 to take a 24-11 advantage. Bridgewater carried a 30-22 lead into halftime.

The Eagles began the second half on a 17-9 spurt to take a 16-point lead (47-31) with 14:08 remaining in the game. However, W&L began to slowly chip away at the deficit and pulled to within two points at 59-57 with 1:58 left. Following a turnover by Bridgewater sophomore forward Jessica Young (Fisherville, Va./Wilson Memorial), the Generals tied the game at 59-59 with 1:01 remaining on a layup by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy). The Eagles then took a 62-59 lead on Hermes’ three-point play.

W&L made it 62-61 on a layup by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) with 17 seconds left, but a pair of free throws by Bridgewater junior guard Marsha Kinder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) with 13 seconds gave the Eagles a 64-61 edge. The Generals had one last chance to tie the game, but a three-pointer by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) fell short at the buzzer.

Hunsinger led W&L with 15 points, eight rebounds and a game-high three blocks, while Krouchick had 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) finished with a season-high 12 points, five assists and a game-high four steals.

Bridgewater was led by sophomore guard Katy Herr (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee), who scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down six rebounds. Hermes finished with nine points and four rebounds, while sophomore guard Shannon Scales (Chesterfield, Va./Commonwealth Christian) chipped in with nine points and three boards.

The Generals return to action on Friday when they host Southern Virginia. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS RAND.-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE, 65-60

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) and freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) each scored 19 points to help lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 65-60 victory over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The WildCats (1-11, 1-8) held a 14-9 lead with 13:18 remaining in the first half, but the Generals (9-6, 6-5) responded with a 14-4 run over the next 5:31 to take a 23-18 lead. R-MWC retook the lead at 26-25 at the 3:20 mark and went into halftime with a 32-30 advantage.

The two teams battled each other evenly throughout most of the second stanza and W&L held a slim 56-54 advantage with 3:24 left in the game. The Generals then went on a 6-2 spurt to take their largest lead of six points (62-56) with just 39 seconds remaining. W&L went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final 10 seconds to seal the win.

Feve also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) scored 12 points. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) dished out a season-high nine assists and grabbed five boards.

The WildCats were led by junior forward Meghan Stensrud (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax), who poured in a game-high 20 points and snatched seven rebounds. Junior forward Jennifer Prewitt (Crozier, Va./Goochland) registered a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds along with five steals and four blocks.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they entertain Bridgewater. The game begins at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS LYNCHBURG, 71-46

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Senior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) recorded a double-double with a season-high 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 71-46 victory over Lynchburg on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals (8-6, 5-5) jumped out to a 6-0 lead just 3:06 into the game, but the Hornets (6-7, 3-5) went on an 8-2 run to tie the game at 8-8 with 14:04 remaining in the first half. W&L responded with a 7-0 spurt to take a 15-8 lead with 11:28 left and would continue to extend its lead to as many as 21 points (38-17) before heading into halftime with a 38-19 advantage.

The Generals forced 25 Lynchburg turnovers, while holding the Hornets to just 26 percent (15-for-57) from the field. W&L shot 42 percent (28-for-66) from the floor, including 7-for-8 from three-point range.

Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) tallied 12 points, including 3-for-3 from behind the arc, along with six rebounds and a game-high six assists. Freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary) notched 11 points and swiped a game-high three steals.

The Hornets were led by sophomore center Caroline Wesley (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame), who scored a team-high 10 points and grabbed a team-best nine rebounds. Junior forward Lacie Currle (Fairfax, Va./Bishop O’Connell) added nine points and four rebounds.

W&L returns to the court on Sunday at 3:00 pm when it hosts Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 16 RANDOLPH-MACON, 73-61

LEXINGTON, Va. -- No. 16 Randolph-Macon outscored Washington and Lee, 47-30, in the second half to defeat the Generals, 73-61, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Thursday night at the Warner Center.

The first half was closely contested as there were 10 ties and neither team held a lead larger than four points until the Yellow Jackets (13-1, 10-0) took a 26-21 lead with 5:30 remaining in the first half. The Generals (7-6, 4-5) responded with a 10-0 run to close the half and take a 31-26 advantage into halftime.

Randolph-Macon then opened the second half on a 15-5 run to take a 41-36 lead with 16:23 remaining in the game. W&L pulled to within two points at 51-49 with 7:27 left, but the Yellow Jackets steadily pulled away for the 12-point win.

The Yellow Jackets were 18-for-30 (.600) in the second half, while the Generals were just 10-for-26 (.390).
W&L was led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a team-high 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Senior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) set season-highs with 12 points and nine rebounds and dished out a career-best four assists. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) tallied nine points, five rebounds, and handed out a team-high seven assists.

Junior guard Megan Silva (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) led Randolph-Macon with game-highs of 18 points and eight assists, while junior forward Michelle Orton (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) had 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting and hauled in six rebounds.

The Generals return to action on Saturday at Lynchburg. The game begins at 1:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 66-54

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 66-54 loss at Roanoke College on Tuesday evening.

The Generals (7-5, 4-4) trailed 28-21 at the break, but went on a 14-2 run late in the second half to tie the game at 49-49 with 3:47 remaining in the game. Roanoke reassumed the lead, but the Generals remained within striking distance and trailed just 54-52 with 1:45 remaining. However, the Maroons hit 12-of-14 free throws and closed the game on a 14-2 run to take the victory.

Free throws proved to be the difference in the game as Roanoke outscored the Generals 21-5 at the charity stripe.

W&L was paced by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who totaled 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) also tallied 17 points and five boards, while sophomore forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched six points, a game-high eight rebounds and three blocks.

Roanoke (7-4, 3-4) was led by Erin Hanson’s 19 points, five rebounds and five steals. Jennie Schafer chipped in 11 points in the winning effort.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday as it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DOWNS HOLLINS, 66-41

HOLLINS, Va. -- Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) tied a career-high with 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 66-41 win over Hollins in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (7-4, 4-3) jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the game’s opening minutes and stretched their advantage to 18 points (28-10) later in the first half en route to a 38-26 halftime edge. W&L continued to pour it on in the second stanza, twice extending to a 25-point lead which proved to be the final margin.

W&L shot 45.9 percent from the floor, while Hollins shot just 28.1 percent, including 23.3 percent in the second half. The Generals also forced 24 HU turnovers and collected 15 steals.

Senior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) tallied eight points, while senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) posted five assists and five steals.

Hollins (4-5, 2-4) was paced by Brandi Cochran, who scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWN MARY BALDWIN, 79-56

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team had all 11 players score and tied a school record with 21 steals in a 79-56 victory over Mary Baldwin on Tuesday night at the Warner Center.

The Generals (6-4) stormed out to a 14-3 lead 5:40 into the game and increased their lead to 23 points (37-14) with 5:28 remaining in the first half. The Fighting Squirrels (1-8) went on a 10-0 run over the next 3:55 to slice the W&L lead to 37-24, but that would be as close as they would get as the Generals closed the half on a 6-0 run to take a 43-24 halftime advantage.

W&L had three players finish in double figures, led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who scored a team-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) notched 10 points, dished out six assists and collected a game-high eight steals. Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points and handed out six assists.

Mary Baldwin was led by junior guard Katrina Scruggs (Norfolk, Va./Granby), who poured in a game-high 23 points and pulled down seven rebounds. She also surpassed the 1,000 point plateau. Sophomore guard Melissa Conyers (Fisherville, Va./Stuarts Draft) and freshman guard Fallone Brown (Buckingham, Va./Buckingham) chipped in with eight points apiece.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Roanoke to play Hollins University. The game is set to begin at 2:00 pm..

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 50-45

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team went on a 6-0 run over the final 1:34 of the game to pull out a 50-45 win over Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center.

The Generals (5-4, 3-3) trailed 28-27 at halftime, but went on a 14-6 run over the first 8:23 of the second stanza to take a 41-34 advantage. Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored five of the points during the spurt and her three-pointer at the 16:05 mark gave the Generals a 34-32 lead, which was their first since the score was 23-21 with 4:13 left in the first half.

The Marlins (4-5, 3-2) closed to within 42-41 with 5:38 left on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Lauren Rector (Salem, Va./Culpeper) and took a 45-44 lead on a layup by sophomore center Nicole Thurston (Ramstein, Germany/American) with 1:34 remaining. W&L retook the lead at 46-45 with 1:29 remaining on a pair of free throws from senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) and Feve went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in the final 19 seconds to seal the victory.

Feve finished with a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) had 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied eight points and seven boards.

Virginia Wesleyan was led by Thurston, who had eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Michelle Dove (San Antonio, Texas/Judson) posted five points, five rebounds and collected a game-high six steals.

The Generals return to the court on Tuesday when they entertain Mary Baldwin. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS GUILFORD, 56-54

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Guilford College, 56-54, in ODAC action on Thursday night at the Warner Center.

The Generals (4-4, 2-3) surged out to a 14-5 lead with 8:47 remaining in the first half, but were held scoreless for the remainder of the half as Guilford (2-4, 0-2) went on a 20-0 run to head into the break with a 25-14 advantage.

The Quakers extended their lead to 13 points at 29-16 with 16:16 remaining, but the Generals slowly chipped away at the lead and a three-point play by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) gave W&L the lead at 41-39 with 6:17 left.

Guilford pulled to within one point at 52-51 with 1:08 remaining, but from there, the Generals went 4-for-4 from the free throw line to ice the game.

Feve finished with 19 points and five rebounds, while freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) had 18 points and was 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) chipped in with four points, a team-high five assists, and a career-high tying eight rebounds.

Guilford was led by senior forward Courtney Hill (Kannapolis, N.C./North Rowan), who poured in a game-high 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior guard Jennifer King (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while freshman center Brittiany Green (Warrenton, Va./Liberty) had eight points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

The Generals have off for exams and the holiday break before returning to action on Sun., Jan. 2, when they host Virginia Wesleyan. The game begins at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 57-47

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Stephanie Mathews (Woodstock, Va./Central) recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to help lead Eastern Mennonite to a 57-47 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday night at the Warner Center.

The Generals (3-4, 1-3) took a 17-12 lead with 11:07 remaining in the first half, but the Royals (6-0, 2-0) went on a 13-0 run over the next 5:42 to take an eight-point lead at 25-17. W&L closed out the half on an 11-3 run to tie the score at 28-28 heading into the break.

EMU junior guard Laura Ludholtz (Mount Crawford, Va./Fort Defiance) scored on a layup to open the second half to give the Royals a 30-28 lead and their lead grew to eight points at 43-35 with 12:11 remaining. The Generals sliced the deficit to 43-41 at the 7:56 mark, but the Royals responded with a 10-2 run over the next 5:29 to build their lead back up to 10 points at 53-43.

The Generals were 17-for-56 (.304) from the field and committed 25 turnovers in the loss.

W&L was led by sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School), who notched her third straight double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. She also blocked three shots. Freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary) had 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals, while junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds.

Ludholtz finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, while junior Amanda Renalds (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) had four points and 10 rebounds.

The Generals return to the court on Thursday when they entertain Guilford. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED BY VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 80-68

NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan used a 20-5 run midway through the first half to defeat Washington and Lee, 80-68, in ODAC women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon.

The Generals (3-3, 1-2) led 16-11 with 10:10 remaining in the opening half, but the 20-5 run gave the Marlins a 31-21 lead with 2:29 remaining.

W&L sliced the Marlin lead to 45-41 with 13:05 remaining in the game, but a 12-2 run over the next 3:38 gave Virginia Wesleyan a commanding 57-43 lead that it would not relinquish.

The Marlins were aided by 22 W&L turnovers and by an advantage at the foul line, as they made 24-of-26 free throws compared to just 6-of-14 free throws for the Generals.

W&L was led by junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who scored 21 points, all coming in the second half. She also snared eight rebounds and dished out five assists. Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) totaled 17 points, while sophomore forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) notched 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) added 12 points and nine boards.

Virginia Wesleyan (3-2, 3-0) was led by Katie Heilenday, who totaled 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Allison Wheeler and Erin Voskeritchian both tallied 12 points.

Washington and Lee returns to the court on Tuesday as it hosts Eastern Mennonite for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 23 RANDOLPH-MACON, 69-56

ASHLAND, Va. -- Junior guard Megan Silva scored 29 points to lead 23rd-ranked Randolph-Macon to a 69-56 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va.

The Yellow Jackets (4-0, 2-0) jumped out to a 38-27 halftime lead, only to see the Generals climb to within three-points (52-49) with 7:40 remaining in the game. However, R-MC closed the game on a 17-7 run to take the 13-point victory.

W&L shot just 29.5 percent from the field and hit just 19-of-32 free throws during the contest. Additionally, the Generals hit only 1-of-10 three-point attempts, while Macon held a 49-38 advantage on the boards.

The Generals (3-2, 1-1) were led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who notched a career-high 21 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Sophomore forward Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) posted 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Silva’s 29-point, three-steal effort paced the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore guard Salem Shaffer posted 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, while junior center Michelle Orton added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 4:30 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER, 71-61

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed all five starters in double figures for the first time since 1995 en route to a 71-61 win over Bridgewater in ODAC women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening.

The Generals (3-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the game’s opening minutes and never relinquished the lead in posting a 34-23 halftime advantage. W&L surged to an 18-point lead (51-33) midway through the second half and cruised to the victory.

W&L was paced by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy), who totaled 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) notched 13 points and sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./Orme School) tallied 12 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) posted 11 points, seven assists and four rebounds, while junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) rounded out the top scorers with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Bridgewater (3-1, 0-1) comitted 20 turnovers in the contest and was limited to just 34.8 percent (23-66) shooting from the floor. The Eagles were led by senior guard Lindsay Andrews’ 12 points.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to 23rd-ranked Randolph-Macon for a 4:00 pm contest.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS PEACE, 78-41

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists to help lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to their second straight win with a 78-41 victory over Peace College on Tuesday night in Lexington, Va.

The Generals (2-1) led from the opening tip to the final buzzer and shot a season-best 52% (35-for-67) from the floor while amassing a season-best 25 assists in the win.

Washington and Lee put the game out of reach early by taking a 21-2 lead with 13:34 remaining in the first half.Their lead grew to as much as 23 points at 31-8 before the Pacers (1-1) chipped the lead down to 41-22 entering halftime.

The Generals continued to play at a high level in the second half and a layup by freshman guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) with 6:10 remaining gave W&L its largest lead of the game at 71-32.

The Generals defense was also in top form as they collected a season-best 16 steals and held the Pacers to just 19 points in the second half on 7-for-30 shooting (23%). Peace shot just 26% (15-for-58) in the game.

Krouchick finished the game with 19 points and six rebounds while freshman forward Amanda Kane (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson Secondary) notched 11 points and five assists. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) dished out a season-high eight assists while scoring four points.

The Pacers were led by junior forward Tia Saunders (Lawndale, N.C./Burns), who scored a team-high 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Junior guard Gina Lane (Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak) had 10 points and five rebounds.

The Generals return to the court on Tue., Nov. 30 at Bridgewater. The game begins at 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS RUSSELL SAGE, 69-36

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger (Mayer, Ariz./The Orme School) recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 69-36 victory over Russell Sage in the consolation game of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Waltham, Mass.

The Generals (1-1) raced out to an 18-0 lead with 13:21 remaining in the first half and never looked back. Junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), who was named to the all-tournament team, scored eight points during the spurt, including a pair of three pointers.

The Gators (0-2) responded with a 6-0 run to make it 18-6 with 9:30 left in the half but W&L closed out the half on a 16-8 surge to take a 34-14 lead into halftime.

The Generals defense was superb throughout the first stanza as Russell Sage was just 4-for-31 (12.9%) from the field while W&L shot 13-for 25 (52%).

W&L opened the second half on an 11-0 spurt to take a 45-14 lead less than three minutes into the second stanza and the Gators never got within 25 points for the remainder of the game. Hunsinger scored six points and Feve notched the other five during the run.

Feve finished the game with 19 points, including 4-of-7 from downtown, six rebounds, six assists, and a game-high five steals while freshman guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy) registered 14 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) dished out a game-high seven assists.

Russell Sage freshman guard Lynsee Barnes (Schenectady, N.Y.) scored a team-high 11 points with five rebounds and four steals.

The Generals return to Lexington to open their home schedule against Peace College on Tuesday evening. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO MOUNT HOLYOKE, 61-42

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team opened up their 2004-05 season with a 61-42 loss to Mount Holyoke in the opening round of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament on Friday night in Waltham, Mass.

The two teams battled each other evenly throughout much the first half as there were three ties and three lead changes. The Generals (0-1) opened the scoring just six seconds into the game on a layup by freshman guard Kristen Krouchick (Holland, Pa./Nazareth Academy). The Lyons (1-0) captured their first lead at 10-8 on a bucket by senior guard Sara Belding (Sebastopal, Calif./El Molina). W&L retook the lead at 13-12 at the 10:21 mark on another layup by Krouchick and extended its lead to 20-16 on a three-pointer by freshman guard Emily Wolff (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) with 6:14 left in the first half.

Mount Holyoke regained the lead at 23-22 on a layup by freshman guard Marisa Barone (Ludlow, Mass./Wilbraham-Monson Academy) at the 3:40 mark and went into halftime with a 28-25 lead.

The Lyons took control of the game in the second half and opened up a 10-point lead at 45-35 with 8:30 remaining in the second half. W&L pulled to within seven at 47-40 on a pair of free throws from junior guard Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) but wouldn’t get any closer. Mount Holyoke closed out the game on a 14-2 run enroute to the victory.

Senior forward Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) led the Generals with 10 points and five rebounds and was 4-for-4 from the field. Feve finished with eight points, four rebounds, four assists, and a game-high five steals while Krouchick notched eight points and two rebounds.

The Lyons were led by junior guard Christine Godin (Lunenburg, Mass./North Middlesex), who scored a game-high 14 points. Sophomore guard Joeanna Silvey (Boston, Mass./Thayer Academy) had 11 points, six rebounds, and three steals while Barone recorded 11 points and five rebounds.

Washington and Lee returns to the court against Russell Sage in the consolation game on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm.

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