We're a good-hitting team and that's going to get even better.
It was two different teams. (Friday) night I felt we came out ready to play, and that was a big game for us. One thing I was afraid of was having a physical and emotional letdown, and I felt that definitely happened today. The feeling in the locker room before the game was mellow, and there wasn't much talk about basketball. Rice Lake came out and got after us. That's what good teams do.
Our clock management is where we need a little improvement. We had a nine-point lead in the third quarter, and we weren't being patient enough. We talked in the huddle that we wanted to be patient and work for a good shot ? not necessarily stalling. But there was no reason to take a 3-point shot or a jumper when you have that kind of cushion.
All of the girls did a good job of boxing out on the glass. Holding Bushman to two points she's an outstanding basketball player. She's got it all ? height, athletic ability and basketball smarts. I can't say enough about how well we played against her.
She's the best player we've faced so far. It's pretty scary to think she's only a sophomore. She works hard at it, too. She's playing all the time.
There are a lot of good, young talented basketball players in this conference. Wolff, being a freshman, she plays like a junior. You can tell she plays a lot of basketball.
I thought the girls played hard. I feel bad for them because I know how hard they work and how bad they want it. Lakeland worked a little harder than we did.
Jess is another hard-worker with a great attitude. She had credibility the last two years, and the coaches knew who she was. Any time we didn't have her on the court, it hurt us. She's a tough kid who endured a lot of pain to play.