Sting Postgame Notes and Quotes

GM & HEAD COACH TRUDI LACEY SAYS...
On the Connecticut Sun:
�I thought that Connecticut looked like Eastern Conference Champions. Offensively, I thought (they looked) very smooth. They seemed to be very much in sync early, which is a good sign for them.�

On how the Sting looked:
�I thought, for us, we looked like a team that had a lot of new players and hadn�t played together for a long enough period of time. We have a lot of work to do. I think once the season starts, we�ll be ready.�

On what her team needs to work on:
�Basically, we (need to be) playing better defense, transition defense. We gave up a lot of easy baskets in transition. Stuff that we said we didn�t want to happen. Offensively, we just need to get in sync and learn to play together.�


INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM

JESSICA MOORE
On returning to Connecticut:
�(Returning to Connecticut to play professionally) is a really fun experience. Seeing a lot of the same fans that UConn has. It was just a lot of fun to come back here to Connecticut and play in a great town like Bridgeport.�

On playing first game in WNBA:
�The beginning was rough because you have to get used to what you can and cannot do. As the game progressed I felt more comfortable playing.�

JANEL MCCARVILLE
On playing against former teammate Lindsay Whalen:
�It was fun. This was one of the first times that we got to play against each other and I�m really looking forward to playing against her the few times we do in the season.�

On playing in her first professional game:
�I was a bit nervous. The first couple minutes I got (my nerves out).�

SHERI SAM
On what she thought about today�s game:
�It was a good test. We got a lot of players out there still trying to make the roster. It was a good test for our team to see where we are. It was a good measurement.�

On playing against the Sun for the first time since the Finals:
�When we shook hands with players like Taj (McWilliams-Franklin) and �Kesh� (Nykesha Sales) at the beginning of the game, it brought back a little Finals memory. I�m focused on the season now and the team I�m playing with now.�

May 8, 2005
Team 1 2 TOT
CHA 28 36 64
CON 38 31 69
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  • Recap
  • Box Score
  • STAR OF THE GAME

    SHERI SAM

    11 points
    5-of-10 FGs
    4 rebounds
    1 assists
    1 steal

    SUB OF THE GAME

    TYNESHA LEWIS

    9 points
    7-of-8 FTs
    2 rebounds
    1 assist
    2 steals

    LINE OF THE GAME
    JESSICA MOORE: 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
    HUSTLE BOARD
    Team REB STL BLK TOT
    CHA 30 12 1 43
    CON 24 10 7 41