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Arizona vs. Louisiana Tech Postgame Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 03, 2006
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Arizona Women’s Basketball vs. Louisiana Tech

December 3, 2006


Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini


“This was a game that will not be one of our highlights, but it was a good game.  I thought Shannon (Hobson) had a great presence in the post, she had a lot of energy coming off of the bench.  Ashley (Whisonant) and Joy (Hollingsworth) did great in the backcourt as well.”


“Once we got running, we were playing very well.  We knew that we needed to get to the free-throw line and rebound; those were both key statistics for us today.”


“They (Louisiana Tech) are a great program and I am proud of our players for how they played.  This is a good win for us.”


“When a team loses, they show their character after that loss.  A lot of the things that we worked on before today showed in the game.”


Arizona Player Quotes


Junior Forward/Center Shannon Hobson

 “After taking a year off I didn’t think it would be so difficult to come back, but my mind was racing at a hundred miles an hour. I’m definitely more comfortable on the court now.”


“I’m very hard on myself, but my teammates are great at helping me through things. It really helps when your teammates are always there to pick you up.”


“We have the ability to play inside-out. If the post dominates then the guards will be wide open, and if the guards are dominating then that frees up the post. If we take advantage of mismatches we can be unstoppable.”


“All I try to do every night is go out there and have fun.”


Senior Guard Joy Hollingsworth

“I think coming into the game the guards were looking to score more. We had to set the tone on defense first, though.”


“Shannon (Hobson) came off the bench and was our sparkplug. She gives the whole team a boost when she’s out there, I really fed off of here energy.”


“We had good scouting and a strong practice. Our practice players played that hard Louisiana Tech defense against us, which really helped prepare us.”


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