NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
St. Joseph's Coach Cindy Anderson-Griffin
"The game plan for us was to keep the game in the high 50s, low 60s. If we did that, we felt we could come away with the win. We let some things happen. [Cathy] Joens went off in the 2nd half, [Ugo] Oha went off in the 2nd half. We weren't able to counter as quickly."
"Oha never really got a clean catch in the 1st half. In the 2nd half, she was catching them clean. She's the type of kid that produces more when she does keep clean. That was the differnce. Stephanie [Graff] did a good job on her, but we just weren't able to contain her in the 2nd half."
GW Coach Joe McKeown
"It's a big weekend for us. Temple and St. Joe's are the two best teams in the A10-East. Both have played outstanding schedules. Temple's non-conference schedule was similar to ours. St. Joe's blew through preseason, and is playing with a lot of confidence. When you beat a team that was 14-2, that's really something."
"These are the games that you've got to grind. We played so well last Sunday against Xavier--we were up by 25, 27 points--you'd think at home we'd shoot better. But the other night we didn't shoot very well. Today, St. Joe's did pretty well defensively, and losing [Elena] Vishnikova takes away a lot of your offensive pop. I'm really happy the way we played this weekend against two very difficult teams."
[on Vishnikova's injury]
[on Cathy Joens]
"There's an old Irish song called 'The 40 Shades of Green.' She's got the green light in all 40 shades. There's no yellow or red in her game."
[on SJU F Susan Moran scoring her 2000th career point]
Sophomore Center Ugo Oha
"In the Temple game, we were a little tentative. Coach told us to come out and play hard, play strong, take it to them and be aggressive on offense."
[on how the non-conference prepared them for A10 play]
Junior Forward Cathy Joens