Quotes: Silver Stars @ Sparks: 7/19/11

Dan Hughes

Becky Hammon

Joe Bryant

Click on a player to read quotes

Stars Head Coach Dan Hughes

On the game:

“This was a hard-fought game. I thought Sophia Young and Becky Hammon really made some timely plays to give us some separation late in the game.”


Becky Hammon

On the team’s success rate on the road:

“I think it’s determination, coming in with a focused attitude. We plug away, there aren’t a lot of distractions on the road so that’s good and we come in and compete but most importantly we just want to be ourselves defensively.”

On personal performance:

“It’s only a matter of time before you start getting the ball to go down. You go through those dry spells but you get in the game and try and make those shots. Hopefully you will find your stroke again but you have to shoot confidently”


Sparks Head Coach Joe Bryant

On overcoming the loss:

"Our veterans started slowly and needed to play with more enthusiasm. As you see in the third quarter, we came out with a unit that played well and that's what we have to start doing."

How the team needs to pick it up:

"Fortunately, we have a break. So we have to regroup and get our bodies together, especially the veterans. They need to make sure they get their therapy and massages, whatever they need to get their heads back because when we come back we have a hell of a trip.”

On Kristi Toliver:

"It’s the first time she didn't make a shot. She went 0-for-12, which is really strange, but I had to throw her out there because we do need her offense..”