Game Three Post-Game Quotes: Arizona State vs. California

March 12, 2010


Arizona State Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne

 

On the keys to today's game

'You're not going to beat too many people getting outrebounded and shooting 30 percent for the game, so obviously we didn't step up and get it done today.'

 

On her team's offensive struggles leading to problems on defense

'We need to keep playing defense because we're not very good offensively.'

 

On the importance of Cal's 41-29 rebounding advantage

'We knew that was the game. We knew that's what we had done in the past against them. If we control the boards, we control the game. To give up all those second shots was huge.'

 

On the difference between this loss and ASU's two previous wins against Cal

'All we talked about was just being positive and sticking together and I think in the first two games we had that more and this game, I don't know if people felt the pressure or what.'

 

Arizona State senior guard Danielle Orsillo

 

On Cal's defense against her and her teammates

'Cal did a great job defensively, specifically Alexis (Gray-Lawson). She did a really good job. I just want to credit them and their defense because they played really hard. They executed their gameplan and we didn't.'

 

California Head Coach Joanne Boyle

On the way her team played in the second half:

'I'm very proud of how my team came out and played the second half. I felt like we just kind of survived the first half, but I thought we really came out and played a great second half.'

 

On turnovers in the first half:

'We were just trying to play too fast.'

 

On Rachelle Federico's ejection:

'I think she was just trying to clear space.'

 

California senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson

 

On her performance over the last eight minutes of the game:

'This could have been my last Pac-10 game, so I figured I might as well put everything out there. If you lose, you aren 't playing tomorrow.'

 

On California's chances against Stanford if they play Stanford next:

'It's not about who you have on your team, it's who has as much determination and passion to win the game, and I think that we definitely have that.'

 

California freshman forward DeNesha Stallworth

On being a freshman in a high-pressure setting:

'We just think about it as just another game, and it was a game that we needed to win.'

 

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