Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Game Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Quotes:

"Overall, I'm pretty pleased with our effort out there. I thought that the white team executed better and played a little bit better team ball. They did a nice job. In the first half, I thought both teams were a little sloppy."

"Krista (Warren) played hard. She's a tough player to guard because she can go inside and outside. And she moves very well."

"At times, we were sloppy with the ball, but that's why you play these games-to get game experience and to see how people will react in game situations."

"It (the exhibition game against the Czech team) will be a good test for us. It will be a little different than playing a U.S. team but I think it will be good for us."


"This team has a lot of good goals. They played hard and they have very good chemistry."

"Our biggest question will be at the post positions. We have some good kids, but they're young."

"Our team played with a lot of fire tonight. I liked the unselfishness and the intensity. In the first half, both teams were sloppy. But that will get better."

Arizona Player Quotes

Forward Jessica Duger

"My goal this year is to be behind the team 100 percent. I want to help out any way I can and just work hard."

"Tonight was my first game back. I was very excited to get back out there on the floor and to get back into the game."

On her ESPN highlight pass
"I didn't even think about the pass. I just saw Cocoa (Sanford) out of the corner of my eye. On something like that you don't think about it, you just do it."

Forward Krista Warren

"Our freshmen have really pushed us in practice. Every veteran on this team has had to work hard and step up their game."

"This year, we can run 10 to 12 players every game. We have that much depth on our team and everyone is pushing to compete to get playing time which is going to make this team stronger."

"Last year we didn't have a deep bench. This year, being able to substitute players as much as we can will allow us to do things we haven't been able to in the past."

Center Shawntinice Polk

"We have a lot of team leaders. Dee-Dee (Wheeler) is the more vocal leader on this team. I will talk to my players to get them to pick up their game, but most of the time I just go off our point guards."

"Tonight's game was a very good experience. I enjoyed playing tonight, but I can't wait until next week when the real season starts. Next week will be a lot of fun."

"I think I did pretty good tonight. My rebounds were low, so I have to pick it up and help out our team."

"Both teams did good tonight. Everyone was encouraging and telling other players they are doing a good job."

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