Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Hasse Shrugs off Illness to Help Force Seal Vital Win

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Hasse Shrugs off Illness to Help Force Seal Vital Win

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QBL men: Ipswich Force 80 (Shaun Gleeson 30, Ryan Stolberg 17, Ben Allen 16) d Toowoomba Mountaineers 48 (Chad Wynn 22, James Legan 18).

QBL women: Ipswich Force 67 (Emma Langford 19, Nadeen Payne 13, Natasha Hasse 11) d Toowoomba 48 (Janelle Adams 18).

Next Ipswich matches: v Northside at Booval (Cotton on Foundation Stadium) on Saturday (5pm and 7pm).

DEPENDABLE Ipswich Force player Natasha Hasse agreed with her coach that Saturday night's state league victory was ugly.

However, after going into the game with a stomach bug, Hasse was relieved to help Force secure a vital fifth win from nine outings.

C[pounds sterling]We should have got up by a bit more,C[yen] Hasse said after Ipswich's 67-48 win over Toowoomba at Booval.

C[pounds sterling]We fought hard for it but it wasn't easy.

C[pounds sterling]We got the win which is what we needed to get back on a winning streak.C[yen]

Hasse received praise from her coach Brad George for completing the match.

C[pounds sterling]Tash was outstanding,C[yen] George said, unsure before the game if she would suit up.

C[pounds sterling]But she's tough and you can always count on her to get the scores and give 100 per cent in the game.C[yen]

Hasse, 28, has been a senior player in recent years, lining up in every game this season.

C[pounds sterling]That's why it was a bit hard to miss out on this one,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]I warmed up okay so it was allright.C[yen]

Hasse showed her tenacity from the first play, hitting a three-pointer.

The basketball-loving lawyer contributed another two three-pointers as Ipswich led all the way.

In a low-scoring match, Ipswich went into the main break up 35-25.

In her sixth season with Force, the former Gladstone player provided excellent outside shooting support for leading scorers Emma Langford (19) and Nadeen Payne (13). …

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