Sting Postgame Notes and Quotes

GM & HEAD COACH TRUDI LACEY SAYS...
(On keys to tonight�s game)
"We did a great job early on by building a 15-lead however, in the 2nd half, we just didn�t execute. We had opportunities at the end of the game but unfortunately we turned the ball over.�

(On her assessment of the preseason)
�I look at the preseason as a way to improve in all areas. We want to work on our defense for 40 minutes. It seems whenever we get a big lead, we tend to get a little slack on defense. We have until Saturday to work on this.�


INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM

TANGELA SMITH
(On keys to the game)
�We simply didn�t take care of the ball in the 2nd half. We also failed to execute, but I�m confident we will get it together by opening night.�

(On her individual performance)
�I feel that I shot terrible (tonight). I�m glad that I was able to get nine rebounds but overall, I wasn�t satisfied with my performance. In due time, my game will come around.�

SHERI SAM
(On keys to the game)
�We had 21 turnovers. They went to the line 25 times to our 10. That just won�t get it done. We still felt like we were going to win going into OT, but we just gave them too many chances.�

(On heading into the regular season)
�Right now, we need to take care better care of the ball. Going into the Saturday�s game, it is one of several things we have to correct. Hopefully we will be able to correct this in practice.�

May 16, 2005
Team 1 2 OT TOT
HOU 22 33 6 61
CHA 27 28 3 58
STAR OF THE GAME

TAMMY SUTTON-BROWN

10 points
4-9 FGs
3 rebounds
1 steal

SUB OF THE GAME

KELLY MAZZANTE

8 points
3-5 FGs
3 assists

LINE OF THE GAME
TANGELA SMITH: 8 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 30 minutes
HUSTLE BOARD
Team REB STL BLK TOT
HOU 32 13 3 48
CHA 30 10 4 44