Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Force Pumped Up to Spring Final Ambush

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Force Pumped Up to Spring Final Ambush

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HAVING played in finals before, senior Ipswich Force basketballer Marney Lee is expecting a rowdy reception in Gladstone tomorrow night.

However, the shooting guard said the Force team was heading north with plenty of confidence and nothing to lose in Ipswich's first Queensland Basketball League semi-final.

C[pounds sterling]The girls are really excited,C[yen] she said of the match-up against the competition leaders.

C[pounds sterling]Anything can happen in finals.C[yen]

Although Gladstone Power's starting five are Women's National Basketball League players, Marney said that only added to the challenge in front of their home crowd.

C[pounds sterling]We just can't be intimidated by them,C[yen] said Marney, 24.

C[pounds sterling]We all know Gladstone have something like six WNBL players but we're not going to let that deter us. We've been working on different kinds of defences to try and shake them up a little bit.C[yen]

Having lost star player Emma Langford to Australian Universities commitments, the Force will rely heavily on Ezria Parsons tomorrow night. …

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