Game Four Post-Game Quotes: Stanford vs. Arizona

March 12, 2010


Arizona Head Coach Niya Butts


On her team’s effort

“We just didn’t have enough power down the stretch to stay in it, but we fought hard and I’m certainly proud of them for that.”


On the impact of Jayne Appel coming off the bench for Stanford

“(Jayne) Appel is a whole other dimension. She requires so much attention and she’s such a great passer. Even when you double-team her, she finds the open player and they just rotated the ball so much better when she’s in the post.”


On being able to contend with top teams

“We certainly feel like we can play in that game. It’s a matter of ‘how long can we sustain it?’”


On why her offensive gameplan was to attack the basket

“They’re so well-versed offensively that if you don’t go at them, I think you’re just sitting back and playing into their hands.”


Arizona senior guard Ashley Frazier


On playing Stanford evenly for much of the game

“I feel like we fought hard the whole game, but so did Stanford. Stanford is a great team. It’s hard to play a team that makes very few mistakes.”


Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer

On putting Jayne Appel in the game:

“I thought Jayne (Appel) came in and gave our team a great spark. Her presence out there was really relaxing to everyone.”

On Jayne Appel’s effect on the rest of the team:

“When she came in the game, I saw this whole different demeanor come over our team.”

On the remainder of the Pac-10 tournament:

“It was a win, but I think we’re going to have to play a lot better if we want to win the Pac-10 Championship.”


Stanford senior center Jayne Appel

On playing with her ankle injury:

“It just kind of felt like an old ankle. You just kind of forget about it. I think almost every athlete does.”


Stanford sophomore forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike

On having Jayne Appel back on the court:

“I think most of my teammates felt a little bit more comfortable in the sense that we had that one person we depend on for a lot of things in (the game).”


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