Game Seven Post-Game Quotes: Stanford vs. California

March 13, 2010


Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer

 

On the injury to Cal senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson

'Our team is really thinking about Alexis Gray-Lawson and hoping that she's doing well.'

 

On her team's performance today

'We had contributions from a lot of different people and I was pleased with the energy that our team came out and played with.'

 

On the defense of Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

'She's a glove, she just shuts people down.'

 

On the opportunity to go undefeated in the Pac-10 regular season and win the conference tournament

'We're trying to get our little shot at Pac-10 history.'

 

Stanford senior center Jayne Appel

 

On the opportunity to make history for Coach VanDerveer

'The opportunity to be her first team to go undefeated in the season and to win the Pac-10 Tournament would be something none of us would ever forget.'

 

Stanford sophomore forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike

 

On whether Stanford is underrated defensively

'Usually when you scout teams, you see who their offensive threats are. Since we have a lot of offensive threats, I think people might overlook us as a defensive stopping team.'

 

California Head Coach Joanne Boyle

On Alexis Gray-Lawson's injury:

'When she went down, she hit her head pretty hard, but while we were out there she was talking and moving.'

 

On struggling to score against Stanford:

'I think the thing that we struggle with against Stanford because they do a great job of just player personnel is just cutting hard and moving hard and setting screens instead of just constantly catching the ball and watching.'

 

California senior guard Natasha Vital

 

On Alexis Gray-Lawson's injury:

'It was kind of scary because you never know what could have happened, especially when I didn't see what happened.'

 

On Stanford's defense:

'It's really hard to get to the basket against them. They just do their homework and scout teams really well.'

 

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