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Postgame Quotes - Tulsa 90, Storm 80

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May 9, 2010

STORM HEAD COACH BRIAN AGLER:


On goals for the final week of training camp:
We have to get players in condition and get them acclimated to playing together again. We need to be a little bit more efficient with the basketball and rebounding the ball. Just about every aspect of the game we need to work on and get better at.

On being outrebounded:
I think it's a little bit of a concern. We're a solid rebounding team. I don't think we'll lead the league in rebounding, but I think it starts at the defensive end. We have to limit second-chance points.

On the Shock's style of play:
It takes a lot of energy and they're playing hard right now. I can see how it can be effective. There are a lot of ways to play the game; you just have to buy in to the system. If they do that they have a chance to have some success and I think they've got that right now.

STORM GUARD TANISHA WRIGHT:
On the game:
We have to use this as a learning tool. These games are designed to gauge yourself and see where you're at, and I think that's what we did. We saw some glaring things that we need to work on and we're going to try to fix them in the days we have before the opener.

STORM FORWARD ASHLEY WALKER:
On the Shock:
They're a great team. It's not that they're a new team; they've come together well and they've been trained well and they believe it and buy in to their system.

TULSA HEAD COACH NOLAN RICHARDSON:


On the game:
We've got a long way to go and a very short time to get there, but I was very proud of the young ladies today because we had an eight-, nine-, 10-point lead and we gave that up, got behind, but (as a result of) the pressure we tried to exert on the team, (we) came back and put it on them again. Our quickness paid off today.

TULSA CENTER KARA BRAXTON:
On the game:
I think we were a little sloppy and messy out there, but that's going to take time because it's a new team. We were playing against each other and it's a whole new system. But I'm glad we just came out with a W; that's all we wanted and we're going to pick up things and work together throughout the season. But right now we're going to take the win.

TULSA FORWARD AMBER HOLT:
On the game:
We came together and were high-fiving each other. I think we will be a great team if we keep playing as a team.