Nov. 11, 2001
Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Quotes
"We played great early on today. We played a great first half. (Senior center) LaKeisha Taylor and (senior forward) Liz Pickney both played well for us today."
"I thought that we let down on defense a little in the second half and we got sloppy, fortunately it didn't effect the outcome of the game."
"We know that they' re (Taylor and Pickney) very good post players as they showed today with a combined 25 rebounds. We need more consistency from our perimeter players. Although Amy (Grzyb) had nine assist today which is good."
"Even though we out rebounded them 51-39 we could have done an even better job than that. LaKeisha and Liz were very active but our guards could have gone to the boards more."
"The real test starts at home next week with Pepperdine. They're going to be quick, they felt as though they should have won here last year, so it will be a good game."
Junior Guard Julie Brase
"We still have a lot to work on. We need to work on the reversal, on defense, and on ball movement."
"Everyone has become real close. Dee-Dee Wheeler keeps picking it up. All of the freshman are coming along well."
Sophomore Guard Aimee Grzyb
"Our main emphasis was to get the ball to the post. Liz Pickney and LaKeisha Taylor really help us out. Coach always emphasizes that."
"We still need to work on some things. We didn't get back well on defense. We are getting used to playing together. We are all hardworking players."
"We can't let down when we are up 19-0. The score difference is a nice cushion. It brings our confidence up. But we didn't play as well in the second half. Our legs were tired. They came back wanting it more than they did in the first half."
"We did well hitting the open player. Liz Pickney and LaKeisha Taylor were always open and hitting their shots. We always need to work on rebounding and defensive rotation."
Senior Forward Liz Pickney
"Tonight we played better in our execution. We worked on our reversal and that helped. In this game, we reversed well, and it helped overall. We hope to continue to do well and execute."
"If LaKeisha Taylor or I step down, someone else will step it up."
"They (NWBL USA Team) played pretty well in the second half. We slacked off. We could have played better on defense. We need to improve rebounding, defense, and execution."