Post Game Quotes
Feb. 6, 2005
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
GW Coach Joe McKeown
On the importance of freshman Kimberly Beck's hustle plays:
"It was a big play. The three-pointer where she got fouled, then the three-pointer after that took the momentum away from Dayton. It was a big point in the second half. Really, the way we came out and attacked them defensively, trapped them turned them over, got out and ran was a big difference. In the first half, we weren't as aggressive as we should have been. Dayton played well in the first half, and we had to gamble a little too much."
On the play of Corinne Turner:
"For us to be good, Montañana and Simmonds can't play too many minutes. We need Corinne's inside presence. She did a good job tonight, and rebounded well. She got a little tired, and that's the biggest adjustment she has to make. Hopefully, this will be a springboard for her."
On GW's struggles at La Salle:
"La Salle was a nightmare. But in the first half today, I don't think we played that bad. We just didn't make shots. The second half today is how we have to play. If we're going to win games against good teams, we've got to do that. If we have to play half-court and just have people shoot the ball we're as streaky as anybody in America now-good and bad."
On the amount of minutes Kimberly Beck is playing:
"Me and my staff have to do a better job of getting her out and giving her some rest. She's like a little energizer bunny. She never looks like she's tired, and she never gets hurt--there's nothing there to hurt. But she's tough as nails, and she's mentally tough. We've had some great freshmen come in, and she's been as fearless as any of our great players of the past."
Sophomore Whitney Allen
On the importance of beating Dayton:
"This was a big win for us to get our confidence back up. And we were playing at home so it was easier to get our confidence up. We went out there and attacked, and came out with the win."
On what sparked the team in the second half:
"We started rebounding, running, and attacking more. Once we started pounding it into the post, we came up with three-point plays and broke the game open."
On being a starter this year after missing all of last season:
"It feels good to be part of the team and not just a practice player. Being out there contribuing on the floor with my teammates and having fun is a great feeling."
Senior Anna Montañana
On Beck's hustle plays:
"That was the point in the game that helped us. When you see things like that happen--first four points then three points and another three points--it makes us feel really energetic. We can feed from those plays, and that's really important."
On what sparked the team in the second half:
"We realized that we weren't executing right. We were frustrated. This made that we weren't playing well, so we needed to play better. Hopefully this will carry over."
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