Appalachian State at South Carolina WNIT Postgame Quotes
South Carolina Head Coach Dawn StaleyOn the game in the post tonight...
With what [Appalachian State] was doing in the 1-3-1, I thought if we flooded the baseline with our players that the defender in the back had to make a decision. I thought we had some success with it in the first half and really honed in on it in the second half. I thought Charenee [Stevens] played truly outstanding for us tonight.
On the bench production...
On the layoff between the SEC Tournament and the opening round of the WNIT...
On the opportunity to play Charlotte at home on Sunday...
Charenee Stevens, Junior ForwardOn the game in the post today...
To be honest with you, we've emphasized the post game all season long. But we are small, so other teams kind of tower over us. I think using the post and opening the game up gave us some leeway.
Ashley Bruner, Sophomore ForwardOn the opportunity to play in the postseason...
If we're in the WNIT, we feel like we should win it. We're going to go into every game thinking that we're going to play our hardest. We want to win, and we're happy to be playing.
Appalachian State Head Coach Darcie VincentOn team's inside struggles
I think we allowed them to take our inside game away from us. We worked a lot on that this week, and we felt like we should take advantage of our size inside. I think the pressure on our guards forced us to keep our heads down a little too long and we weren't able to get the ball inside. South Carolina did a good job of changing how they defended our post players. Sometimes they fronted, sometimes they went high, and our young players just didn't do a good job reading that.
On the play of Courtney Freeman
On the play of South Carolina's reserves
Appalachian State Forward Ashlen DewartOn team's inside struggles
Like coach said we kind of gave away a lot of opportunities inside. We had several chances to score, but we just couldn't convert and that hurt us tonight.
Appalachian State Guard Courtney FreemanOn team's inside struggles
I thought we would be able to exploit our size advantage a little more than we did. They were very physical on defense, and I don't think we did a good job adjusting to their physicality.