Postgame Quotes: Santa Clara 76, Northern Arizona 66
Dec. 29, 2007
Head Coach Michelle Bento-Jackson:
On Santa Clara's performance in the first half:
"We did exactly what we wanted to do in the beginning of the first half and that was to set to tone on the defensive end. We got a lot of big stops and we played with a lot of intensity."
On the change in momentum in the second half:
"Northern Arizona got a few easy buckets and we gave up careless turnovers. However, midway through the second half Liz Doran had a huge charge and we earned big defensive rebounds that helped us remain on top."
On the Broncos' troubles on at the free throw line:
"It all had to do with concentration. We lost our focus."
On Jen Gottschalk's game-leading performance:
"Jen did a great job mixing things up today in both the perimeter and interior. She also created a lot of match-up problems."
On the problem's Laura Dinkins' posed for the Broncos:
"She is a phenomenal athlete who can jump and every opportunity she had, she was rising above our players. Her athletic ability is what gave her the shots she had tonight."