Fort Hays State Quotes

Head Coach Tony Hobson
On FHSU's play...
"I liked what I saw in the second half. We kind of got back on our heels in the first half. I thought that we re-grouped at halftime and played a lot better in the second half. We executed better, which gave us better shot opportunities. As a result, we turned it into a lot more competitive game. At halftime, we talked about winning the second half. I thought that when we cut their lead to single digits, K-State responded really well. Overall, I was pleased. I thought that our players came out and competed very well, and that is what we are looking for at this time of year."

Senior Guard Kayla Klug
On her team's play...
"I think that it is a good test for a new team like us. It was an exciting exhibition, without all of the pressure of a normal game. K-State is a good team, and we just wanted to come out and play our hearts out. I think that we played pretty well, but we had a couple of mental lapses. K-State had a 12-point run in the first half that kind of put us in a hole. Other than that I thought that we played well."

Senior Guard Naomi Bancroft
On the play of FHSU...
"It's always a good experience when you can go out and compete, and that's what we needed to come out and accomplish tonight. I think that we did that. I was a good experience for our team, and it was good to get some of those first-game jitters out before the regular season. We need to work on execution. If something goes wrong, we can not let it build up on us. We had a stretch there where two things went wrong, but we were mentally tough. We turned things around in the second half. Moving forward I think that we will be fine."