Game Five Quotes
#4 Samford 67, #5 Elon 36
March 3, 2012
Head Coach Mike Morris
On team's performance
"I was definitely pleased with our effort. I thought we, from the defensive standpoint, set the tone for the game. I know we shot the ball well. I think they (seniors) brought that coolness, confidence and reassurance to the game. Not only for themselves, but for the team. I credit those three seniors for that confidence."
On team getting open shots
"I think the key was that we took care of the ball and did a good job of getting the ball inside-out...that created open looks. Honestly, Taylor (Reece) being a post player and being able to shoot the 3 really helps us. We did a good job against the match-up zone. We weren't surprised about seeing the zone..we rarely see 40 minutes of man to man."
On playing Davidson
"Well, we are still playing. Davidson really took it to us last game, last home game, beat us on our floor. They are the number one team in the league, that in itself is challenging. We have a big task ahead of us."
On Taylor Reece
"She's a very good player. She has the ability to score inside and out. I thought her composure was very good, you expect that from seniors, not necessarily from freshman...She shoots the 3 very well."
Freshman Taylor Reece
On first SoCon tournament game
"It was fun...I was nervous. We knew what we had to do and we came out and did it. I had a lot of open threes because Jazz and Ruth were driving in there and getting me open."
"It should be a good game. They are a really good team...We will have to start thinking about that rather soon...Having played them twice is going to help."
Head Coach Charlotte Smith
"I think everyone was just tight. I tried to get everyone to relax during timeouts. I think it was just nerves and we need to find a way to calm them down and I think if we were out there making something happen offensively that would have settled us down."