Post Game Quotes: March 3 at Stanford
March 4, 2011
Head Coach Joanne Boyle
"A lot of credit to Stanford. They aren't the number two team in the country from lack of effort or talent. They have done a great job. They are very seasoned and know how to play for forty minutes. I am proud of my team for the way they came out. The way we have been struggling with confidence, I thought we did a really good job. In particular, I thought our guard play was good, really attacking and being aggressive early. Then we are still not seasoned and mature when we come out in the second half."
On what adjustments Stanford made on defending Cal in the second half
"They played us the same way in both halves. They actually started switching a little bit on ball screen action and changing that up, but we weren't running a ton of ball screen stuff. They were trying to trap Lay and get the ball out of her hands. We shot 20 percent in the second half. There weren't any double teams. We didn't hit shots in the second half like we were in the first half. We were plus-one on the boards in the first half. I know Chiney didn't play because of foul trouble, but we got second chance looks and we didn't get hardly any in the second half."
On whether the team is ready for the Pac-10 Tournament
"I like how we came back in the Oregon State game and I liked how we approached the first half of this game. That confidence is something to build on going into the Pac-10 Tournament. It is a new season. We have to take some of these positives with us because it can be anyone's tournament. It is a short period of time. You just have to play ball well."
Senior Guard Rachelle Federico
On what adjustment Stanford made after Cal hit a couple of perimeter shots
"They put some height on me. They put Pohlen on me. She is very physical and she is going to make you work for everything you get. Coming off of those curls and coming off double screens, for my height it is nice to raise up sometime. When someone is your height, their hedges were a little bit longer on the double screens away. I think all the credit to them. I felt double teamed coming off those double screens and single screens. I think that was the adjustment they made."