Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Force Girls Step Up for Shot at Grand Final Glory

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Force Girls Step Up for Shot at Grand Final Glory

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A STRONG-finishing Ipswich Force team is shooting for the grand final in tomorrow's SBL semi-final at Booval.

The Force girls powered home in the tight development competition where three of the top four teams came into the last round on the same win/loss ratio.

After winning both games in the final round, the Force team moved from fourth to second to secure a home semi-final.

Coach Julie George has high hopes against the Gold Coast Seahawks in tomorrow's 12.30pm encounter at Ipswich stadium.

"The team has improved consistently throughout the season," she said.

"Whilst there is a strong depth of individual talent in this team, it is their teamwork and unselfish, united approach to playing the game that gives them the advantage."

Ipswich's SBL team is a young basketball side with seven of the girls having played in the under-18 competition this year.

George said the strong skills base and reliable defence was due to Ipswich Basketball's junior development programs. …

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