Post-Game Quotes

Nov. 16, 2003

Washington vs. NWBL, November 16, 2003
Post Game Quotes

UW Head Coach June Daugherty

General Comments:
'We were able to mix up the defense a little bit more tonight, we were pleased with the steals and being able to contain them a little bit better. This is a pretty athletic team we played against, more so than the first week. I like the improvement on our rebounding, that was something that we focused on this week, so that was a real positive. The other thing is that we tried to get into our running game a bit more tonight, and our defense and rebounding is the key to that obviously. I thought we got some easy looks with that, especially with our posts running down the middle in the second half. Our guards did a nice job of finding them and giving them the ball.'

On Senior Leadership:
'All three Seniors I think came out in both halves and really set the tone. They got the intensity up and they were in the huddle talking at half time as well. That just shows their maturity and leadership, and whether up 50 or down 50, they're going to play hard, and they expect that of their teammates. I think that is a real positive sign for our leadership in this program.'

Center Andrea Lalum

On her post game:
'I'm spending more time down there and it's getting easier for me. It's fun now. It's nice to get down there and stay down there and work on my moves that I had developed for the past few months.'

Guard Giuliana Mendiola

Assessment of the team thus far:
'We've talked a lot about defense and rebounding being our focus and I think we've improved in those areas. Last year we obviously struggled in rebounding and on defense at times. We were able to pick that up a bit today. I think we still have a lot of room to improve on those things. I'm pleased with our team right now. We have a lot of weapons that we didn't have in the past. I'm excited for our senior year. We are excited to get the year started and to see what we can do.'

'The team is different. Personality wise it is very different. We have always done a good job of fitting in with each other. Despite the different personalities we are gelling as a team.'

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