"We like to fast break and you need to rebound and play defense to get out and run," said Gaines, smiling. "Obviously she can block shots and rebound the ball well."
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"This was a difficult season with all the injuries we had," Gaines said. "The players this year tried so hard and now the texts are coming in from them. They are ready to come back and excited."