Force focused on maintaining record
FORCE women's coach Brad George has a single focus for tonight's quarter-final - lift the intensity and protect Ipswich's unbeaten home-court record.
If his team maintains its winning run at Ipswich stadium, it will be a step closer to making back-to-back state league grand finals.
However, the experienced coach knows the importance of having his team ready for the 5pm quarter-final against the Northside Wizards.
"You get one chance at it. If you don't perform on the night you get rolled," George said.
With a 13 win, three loss record, the Force have been one of the most consistent QBL teams this season.
"It'd be disappointing if things didn't go our way and we were knocked out, considering we haven't lost at home all year," he said.
George was confident utility player Stacey Howard would be fit to play after suffering an ankle injury last weekend.
"She trained last night. She felt a lot better than she thought she would," George said.
"Everyone else is good to go."
The Ipswich Force men meet Bundaberg Bulls in tonight's 8pm quarter-final.
The men also qualified top of their pool with 10 wins and six losses.
"We need a big turnout from out locals," George said, expecting the Wizards and Bulls teams to bring plenty of fans to support the visiting sides.
QBL quarter-finals tonight: 5pm: Ipswich Force women v Northside Wizards.
8pm: Ipswich Force men v Bundaberg Bulls.