Marney Lee is the new regional service manager for Ipswich Basketball. Photo: Sarah Harvey/ The Queensland Times IPS270611MARN27A
Marney Lee is the new regional service manager for Ipswich Basketball. Photo: Sarah Harvey/ The Queensland Times IPS270611MARN27A Sarah Harvey

Force Files: Stunned fans slam-dunked by smashed backboard

IT was the dunk that smashed any attempt of a comeback for the Ipswich Force boys, not to mention one of our backboards.

Sitting just behind the backboard when the smashing dunk occurred, I was left speechless at what I had just witnessed.

And I wasn't the only one. It only took a minute for the stunned crowd to overcome their initial shock before everybody was up taking photos and within minutes the footage was on Facebook.

Unfortunately for the men, the stoppage in play was not enough to quell the Toowoomba Mountaineers scoring run and the Force went down 110-83.

In his first game back with the Force, Kyle Harvey finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists earning him Player of the Match.

It was a different story for the Force women, albeit a slow and scrappy start the Force went on to shatter the Mountaineers defence and outscore them 101-57.

Bree Farley put in a solid game with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, highlighting why she has just been offered a position in the new SEQ WNBL team.

Force welcomed Morgan Pink into the Force family with her first game of the season. Pink proved she will be a strong pick-up for us this season.

As usual Brandi Brown made an impact in the game with her 15 points and 11 rebounds, Sarah Davis contributed with 18 points and this week's player of the match Chelsie Schweers finished with 23 points and seven assists.

What was great to see was our individual game goals were all achieved from out rebounding the opposition to limited turnovers.

Keeping Toowoomba's main scorer to just three points in the second half also showed our defensive effort increased and intensified.

It was also fantastic to see the amount of assists our team recorded, highlighting that true teamwork pays off.

While it is good to get two pool wins under our belt we have a week off (bye) before facing a tough Bundaberg outfit next week.

In the meantime, we have a backboard to fix.



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