Feb. 5, 2005
Quoting Head Coach Elaine Elliott
"We had a great first half. I thought the kids were pretty in tune to the game. They played good defense and the intensity was there. I thought Kim (Smith) played with great intensity today."
"We pressed them in the first half, which allowed us to get a lot of steals and offensive opportunities. We like to come in and out of the press, which seems to be working for us. The defensive pressure gives us a lot of energy and it keeps the opponent off balance."
"Kim (Smith) came out and felt really good about her shot today. She always does everything else, playing great defense and rebounding."
Quoting Junior Forward Kim Smith:
"We had a strong first half, but unfortunately we didn't have a good second half. In the first half, I think the difference was that we were really focused. Our defense didn't get us into the flow in the second half."
"My shot felt really good today. I have been passing up a few shots in the last few games, but I think I had a little more confidence today."
"We might have lost a little focus in the second half, which is disappointing, knowing we have grueling three-hour practices and then lose focus in the last 20 minutes of a game."