Feb. 6, 2000
UW Head Coach June Daugherty:
The Apple Cup certainly turned into a dog fight. We had every chance to pack it in in the first half but we did'nt. I'm really proud of the way we hung together. Emily (Autrey), Tiffiany (Diggins), (Heather) Reichmann and Mo (Melissa Erickson) came in off the bench and played huge defensively. Defense won this game, there's no doubt about it.
UW Post Melissa Erickson (on shot with 10 seconds remaining):
That might be the single most stupidest thing Ive ever done in basketball and I'd love to have that one back.
UW Guard Megan Franza:
They pressed us at the beginning and we didn't attack with the basketball. Once we started attacking on the dribble, they had to call off the press.
WSU Head Coach Jenny Przekwas
GENERAL REMARKS: "We put up a great effort to get in a shot, but unfortunately we didn't get a shot at the end. This was disappointing. I was really pleased that we took charge early in the game. We did a great job early, but I wasn't really pleased with the way we handled their half-court defense. We made some adjustments and they made some adjustments, it turned out to be a real nail-biter and we came up on the short end of the stick.
ON SHUTTING DOWN MEGAN FRANZA AND LOREE PAYNE IN THE FIRST HALF: "We held them pretty well. We went to our zone and that seemed to quiet them down. They figured that out and we had to go back to our original defense."
ON THE OFFENSE: "We had trouble offensively. Alke (Dietel) fought really hard. There was a lot of contact out there. We just didn't get them to fall."