Nov. 12, 2006
“It’s fun to be flanked by these two (Miller and Monroe), that’s for sure,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “The way that they’ve developed the connection on the court and the way that they make everybody else better makes us a better basketball team. Especially as a young team, we need them to do the things that they’re doing right now in order to win basketball games. We’re not very satisfied with where we are defensively but because of the effort that these two put in, not only on the defensive end, but the offensive end, we were able to win a basketball game against a very tough team.”
Seminoles shot 51 percent for the game, thanks to a 63 percent second half performance.
“We talked about wanting to be plus-12 (in rebounding) and when you’re plus-41, they overachieved but it was because of that, that we were able to win this basketball game,” Semrau said. “You look at our shooting percentage and it was because we got second-chance shots and just the commitment that they’re making to that is paying huge dividends.”
“Our team has a lot of confidence in these two players (Miller and Monroe) in the post and we have a lot of confidence with Shante’s ability to penetrate and find people and get shots on her own,” Semrau said. “I think those guys have really established themselves and it will open things up for Mara (Freshour), Tanae (Davis-Cain), Alicia (Gladden), all of those people are very capable as well.”
“I was just trying to get it done for my team and the coaching staff,”
“Our team did a great job of boxing out, so I was just finding the open spots, grabbing the boards and going. They made it easy for us.”
Several Seminoles contributed to Sunday’s victory. Gladden had eight points and eight rebounds and Nikki Anthony, who played 13 minutes, made her presence felt inside with six points and seven strong boards.
“Nikki has worked extremely hard too,” Semrau said. “Nikki had three offensive boards which is something that is very normal for her. She does it in practice everyday. She defends very well. She’s playing her role great to come in and spell Britany and that’s exactly what we need. It’s very selfless.”
The Seminoles will travel to