THE Ipswich Force state league basketball teams head into testing doubleheader weekends in different situations.

The Force women have just one loss as they prepare to play Logan away tomorrow night before Sunday's showdown with Gladstone at Ipswich stadium on Sunday.

However, the men are desperate to rebuild their season after recent disappointing losses to Mackay and Brisbane.

Head coach Mick Conlon is demanding a more physical effort from his players after an intensive week of training.

"They've got to step up,'' he said.

"We had a pretty good team meeting last night at training and trained exceptionally hard this week.

"The guys want it.

"They need to be more physical and put their body on the line.''

The second-placed Ipswich women are hoping to continue their steady progress after a confidence-boosting 93-91 win over Mackay last weekend.

Sunday's home games at Booval are at noon (women) and 2pm (men).



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