Women's Basketball Post-Game Quotes
November 15, 1998
Washington Head Coach June Daugherty
(general remarks): (Beatrice) Bullock and (Amy) Herrig both starting gave us some match-up problems early. I was happy we were able to make some adjustments and slow down Herrig in the second half. They went to some different sets offensively in the second half and they were things that we had seen on tape from last year, so we had a chance to work on that and it was a real advantage for us. I was real pleased to see the assist to turnover ratio tonight. We definitely need to play 40 minutes. With 10 minutes left, we let them back in it.
(on last 10 minutes): We got sloppy with our shots. We did not make Iowa play defense in a half-court situation for 20 seconds; we were on offense for 10 or 11 seconds. We need to keep moving the basketball around and find an open shot out of that, inside or outside. Defense is all about being in shape and all about heart. I was pleased with all the turnovers but you cant let somebody back in the game like that.
(about Cara Consuegra): Shes really an exceptional guard and we knew that coming in. Gray was a little bit small so we put Pimley on her and got a little bit more body on her. It was tough because she scored eight-straight points and stopped the clock twice in the long run they had. We had to change up and go to a match-up zone and put Pimley on her to size things up a little bit. She (Consuegra) is one of the best players in the Big-10 Conference, which is a pretty good conference.
Washington Player Quotes
I think we exploited their weaknesses and played smart. We do need to slow down a bit on offense. The fast tempo gave us the lead, but once a team figures out what your doing, and breaks that down, thats when you need to be a smart team and slow it down. We need to execute more and break them down more. We tend to want to run the ball. We get a little overexcited and take shots when we should pass it around. I think we are getting better of being aware of that.
Iowa Head Coach Angie Lee
On freshman Bullock: "Beatrice Bullock played 39 minutes of her very first inter-collegiate game, and did some very nice things."
On senior Herrig: "Amy Herrig, who will probably tell you herself thatshe was sub-par, comes up with a double-double."
On Jamie Redd: "I have always respected Jamie's ability and talent. And when that game started to get close what did Jamie do? She clears it out to that side and really wants to take it on. I know this because she's done it to us before."
On Iowa's injuries: "Unfortunately on Thursday morning Randi Peterson twisted an ankle pretty bad. We thought maybe she could spot us some minutes, but we didn't want to take the chance. Myesha Bledsoe, same thing. She had an ankle sprain earlier in the week, and just hasn't been able to get with us."
On sophomore Consuegra: "Cara really did step it up in the second half. She showed a lot of character and that 's what I like to see from our sophomores. I was really happy to see her lead the team and want it (the win). We are looking to see her score more, but I think she understands that her first responsibility is to get this team in a flow."
On freshman Van Arkel: "One of the things I was really happy to see was how Amy started the game off. She was stepping up into shots, doing some really nice things. When you ask that of post players, they are going to fall short of some shots in the second half."
Iowa player Amy Herrig
On Washington's Amber Hall: "Amber is a great player. You always have to be ready for her. She's got a good turn around jumpshot. She's an animal on the boards. You really have to box her out."