Nov. 28, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. -
Cal head coach Joanne Boyle
"I think that we came up with a different level of intensity. Loyola is a really good team, and that was without one of their best players. We were sloppy to start the game and then we started settling. I think in the second half, we decided we needed to play our level of basketball. We didn't do that in the first 20 minutes. I felt like there was a change in the second half."
On the defensive effort
"We were playing their tempo and their pace of basketball. We had to make some changes. I thought that we picked it up on the defensive end, and we got some transition buckets. It allowed us to get more comfortable and dig down. We have to have that in every game, and it cannot start in the second half. Our team knows that."
On getting other players involved in the offense
"I think that all started with our defense. Because we got the transition buckets, everybody got to take a little bit of a breather and relax a little bit. We have a tendency to force it to Ashley. That's typically when we're turning the ball over. Ashley will get her points. We just have to let them come to her. When everyone else settled down, we all shared a piece of the scoring."
Cal junior forward Ashley Walker
On what Coach Boyle said at halftime
"One, we need to take care of the ball. We were turning it over a lot. We need to play like a championship team and play hard all of the time."
Cal redshirt sophomore guard Alexis Gray-Lawson
On playing a home game after so many road games
"It feels good. I'm glad to be home."