March 3, 2007
Sacred Heart vs. Mount St. Mary's - NEC Tournament Quarterfinal Post Game Quotes
Mount St. Mary's Head Coach Vanessa Blair
On today's performance: "We played hard and we fought back. I couldn't be more proud of them."
On final play of the game, which could have tied the score at 70 apiece: "The play was designed as a 3-pointer for Dita [Krumberga]. We wanted to go to the player who paced us all and who brought us here."
On SHU: "They are always big on the boards and they're able to get second and third opportunities on offense."
"If it's not one player, it's the other. They are like a fist. Some people say Amanda Pape is Sacred Heart's strength, but it's the other players around her that make her better."
Sacred Heart Head Coach Ed Swanson
On today's performance: "They are always a tough match up for us but it was a big win. Amanda has been battling strep throat, Kerri has had a fever, so now we can rest up and get ready for Tuesday."
"We win games like this because of intangibles. Like I said last week, watching Kerri come back from an ACL injury and watching Mary Rush with everything she has gone through this season, it's great to see perseverance like that."
On league balance: "Our league is very balanced; there's a lot of parity in our league. St. Francis (NY) didn't surprise anyone by beating LIU today and if we lost, people wouldn't be surprised by that.
Sacred Heart Senior Guard Amanda Pape
On the second half run that put SHU up by 16 with 10:35 left in the game: "We came out and we were able to put the momentum in our favor for the second half."
On scoring her 2,000th career point: "I didn't even hear. It doesn't matter because if you do that and you're not winning its not important. I want to win."
Sacred Heart Senior Forward Jasmine Walker
On MSM's comeback: "We had some mishaps and some turnovers, but then we started playing Sacred Heart basketball again. If we control the glass, I'm happy."