Nov. 9, 2007
Freshman guard Candice Walker -
"(Our run) started on the defensive end. In the first half, we gave up too many offensive rebounds, so our main focus in the second half was to box-out and get the rebounds. We knew that we had to be tough in that respect, and we were able to get the ball and run a few times.
On her first game at Loyola:"It was very intense, I must say. I can definitely see the difference between high school and college games. In high school, if you are down by 10 at halftime, people are in the locker room hanging their heads a little bit and getting down on themselves. Here, Woody (senior Meghan Wood) came in and gave us a pep talk and told us the things that we needed to do better with. We were able to capitalize on that."
Senior forward Meghan Wood -
On the rebounding advantage:"The stats really tell the story. In the locker room (at halftime), we said that we had to clean up the offensive rebounds (Drexel had in the first half) and get to more loose balls. We couldn't let them set-up in their zone by getting the rebounds.
"As soon as we got the ball inside, there would be four (Drexel) players around you. So we knew that that we would have to get the ball out and hit the short-corner jumper."