Post Game Quotes from Paradise Jam Tournament

Nov. 29, 2008

Recap | Final Stats

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. -

Head Coach Joanne Boyle

“We took care of business. I am very proud of the kids. We flew over 3,000 miles, played three games in three days. We got to play a lot of our players. I think that will help us down the road. Ashley Walker was huge tonight, but I think everyone contributed. I think they brought what they needed to bring each day so we could come out of this tournament with three wins.”

“We definitely took care of the ball tonight. They played us some zone tonight. I thought we did some really good stuff out of the triangle offense. We got some really good looks. We got a lot of one on one touches, which is good, and we got to push the ball a little bit in transition. I think the kids are getting a better feel for how important it is to create opportunities to score. Taking care of the ball is a great way to do that.”

“We got off to a slow start tonight. We have played three games in three days. I think we were flat footed. We weren’t really focused coming out. Once they hit that first three, we called a time out. Soon after that, we got them refocused. We took care of business and we didn’t give them any open looks for awhile.”

“Playing three games in three days really prepares us for this coming weekend, having to turn around and play another pair of games in our tournament. We’ll fly home, try to regroup, get some rest, take care of school, and refocus when we get into practice and get ready for the weekend.”

Junior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson on scoring her 1,000th career point

“I am excited. I need to thank all of my teammates because they definitely helped me there. My mom and dad talking to me always helped me. Ashley and Dev both got to score theirs at home, so its weird to be doing it here. I was hoping to do it at home, but I’m really excited. It’s great.”

Junior guard Lauren Greif on her all-tournament honor

“This is really exciting. I haven’t gotten one of these (all-tournament honors) in college, so this is really nice. This was really a team effort. All three wins were great for the team. I had a great time! I’d come back to the Virgin Islands any time!”

Ashley Walker on scoring 30 points in consecutive games

“It was a great game. My teammates really found me, put me in the right position in our offense, take if off the dribble, really helped me score against post players who were bigger than me. I got a couple of early baskets and then it all just started flowing.

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