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Additional Quotes >> USA 21, Romania 3

  • Date:
    Aug 18, 2014

Additional Quotes >> USA 21, Romania 3

Napheesa Collier (Incarnate Word Academy/O’Fallon, Mo.)
On her overall thoughts on today’s game:
I think we played really well, especially with Katie Lou being out; we had to play really smart, and I think we did. I think we adjusted pretty well.

On finally getting to play:
It was really exciting to get on the court and play. It was also really nerve-wracking because we played so late, but it was awesome to finally get to do it.

On what the team did well in order to be successful today:
I think we talked really well and we rebounded really well, which is what we’ve been working on and trying to do.

On her whole experience so far:
It’s been awesome. The village is really cool and the food has been really good. The opening ceremony was unbelievable. The stadium looked bigger than a football stadium; it was huge.

Arike Ogunbowale (Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.)
On her overall thoughts on today’s game:
I thought we played really well for it being our first game, and for playing without Katie Lou.

On getting back on the court and competing on 3x3 again:
I was super excited. I love 3x3 ever since last year, (when she won the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship) so I’ve been really excited to compete and play. It’s been good to be back.

On what the team can continue to work on to get better:
We just have to keep going now. I think we played well, and we just have to communicate more and don’t let down at any point.

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