Nov. 19, 2008
Northridge Women's Basketball Postgame Quotes
Northridge 51 San Digeo 64
Nov. 19, 2008 --- Northridge, Calif.
Sophomore Analee Viena-Lota
On her performance in the game:
“In the first half I wasn’t doing that well, so in the second half I tried to pick up. I tried to run the offense as best as I could, plus we were down, so we had to make points."
On the team’s improvement in the second half:
“As a team we picked up the intensity. At halftime we had a talk. We knew what we had to do and we had to go out there and perform.”
On San Diego’s zone defense:
“I think we weren’t executing and I know I wasn’t flashing as hard as I could have been. The flashing is a big thing to get the defense to move around. We needed to pick up the intensity as well.
Head Coach Staci Schulz:
On the difference between the first and second half:
“It was a cold start and some of it had to do with personnel. Analee was a little cold, but you can see what she is like when she warms up. Bridgette Conejo is similar to Analee in that both provide a real strong spark. Right now she is not starting, because she is a freshman and I don’t want to put too much pressure on her, but that may change. She plays a nice basketball game.”
On San Diego’s full-court and zone defenses:
“Actually, I didn’t think it put too much pressure on our team. The full court pressure slowed us down a little bit, but we also we slowed ourselves down. We didn’t attack them like I know we could have. We stood and stared at their half-court zone defense and passed the ball around it. We needed to penetrate the zone a little bit, especially getting the ball to the middle of that zone. We were settling for the shots that they wanted us to shoot.”
On the difference between the number of free throws attempted by each team:
“I think a lot of it is that we played a lot of man-to-man defense and you are going to get the fouls a lot with that. They played a lot of zone. We need to stop fouling, stop hacking. Fouling has been a problem in every game we have played, so there it was again. If we take away some of their free throw attempts, then it is a whole different basketball game.”