Nov. 4, 2003
Arizona Women's Basketball
Arizona vs. Latvian Select
November 4, 2003
HEAD COACH Joan Bonvicini QUOTES
"At times we played really well tonight. We were able to get a good lead which allowed us to play everyone."
"I feel Natalie (Jones) played a good game both mentally and defensively. Natalie and Aimee (Grzyb) were able to step out and hit their threes which makes us much tougher to defend."
"We will definitely learn from this and we will be able to get better because of this game. This was a good way to start the season and a good way to give everyone a chance to play."
"I felt that we needed better ball movement, but that will come with time. We will work in practice on putting together different defenses and offensive plays."
ARIZONA PLAYER QUOTES
Sophomore Guard Natalie Jones
"I think our intensity at the beginning was good. During the second half, we came out too relaxed. Coach had to tell us to pick it up."
"It was really good to have everyone play, especially for the freshmen. The freshmen really surprised me. I was tentative during my freshman year. I think it was a really good idea for them to play and get experience."
"For me, I'm a head case. It's all in our mental strategy at this point. I need to work on being mentally ready for each game."
"We just have to play hard on defense and our offense will come. That is the main thing for Arizona basketball is to play hard defense and let the offense work."
"I felt more relaxed with our breakdowns than in the scrimmage. Everyone took their times with plays, and it worked really well."
Senior Guard Aimee Grzyb
"Tonight went really well. We have a lot to work one. It was good to see our teammates have fun and get some time in. Overall, it was a really good effort by everyone."
"In time, our offense will come together. It's a lot of little things that we need to work on. We were really intense out there tonight. Coach "B" prides herself on defense, telling us to get in there and go after loose balls. We still have a lot to work on, but that is what sparks our offense."
"Linda Pace stood out among the freshman. She was going to the hoop a lot and getting those rebounds. Our freshmen are not scared. They have a lot to learn, but they are coming along."
"Being ranked No. 22 is good. We just have to focus on winning on a game-by-game basis. We need to stay positive and stay focused."
"This summer, I really practiced my three-point shot. If the team needs me to do that, then I will take that shot. Tonight, I was doing that, and they were going in for me."