Jessica showed tremendous leadership tonight. Taylor has missed some time, but she has come on and gave us a big spark tonight.

We shoot about 50 percent as a team, and this is the second time this season we shot 28 percent against this tem. We dug ourselves into a hole, but I thought Kate played a great game and did all the little things for us.

She was the one who kept us going. I'm proud of her and the rest of this team for what they showed tonight.

It ended up coming down to execution. When we got steals we we were able to execute and turn it into points. When they got steals, we just put the pressure back on them.

At halftime, I just told the girls that they needed to believe. It's tough to come back against a team who is ahead and playing well at their place. Our backs were against the wall, but we kept on pushing.

Manawa played a real tough game. But we stayed strong and came out strong in the fourth quarter and never looked back.

I think we came out excited to play and were ready, we just had a little case of nerves. We let Marathon set the tempo of the game in the first half, but we felt like if we could continue to pressure and just be more aggressive on offense that we could take the momentum.

Defense won the game for us. We had an incredible amount of intensity on defense against a good team. This was a huge win for us.

I could see in the players' eyes they were ready to go and focused for this game. I expected this to be a close game. We haven't gone up against a team that mirrored us as much as Stratford.