The Force suffered a hard-fought loss to the defending Regional Champion St. Louis Surge 78-66, a 92-82 loss to the Nebraska Strikers and an 84-79 loss to the Kansas City Majestics. This string of challenging games began with a high-scoring 104-91 loss to the Flyers Elite Team. Despite the losses, the Force were within single digits in the 4th quarter in each game. At the previous two home games, the Force held a food donation for the Boys and Girls Club of Iowa. Food items were brought to the games and for each person who brought a food item, $1 was taken off of their ticket price. The Force also had a pink out and a fan appreciation day at their home game on Sunday, July 10th. Pink Force shirts were on sale and Iowa Cubs tickets, shirts, Iowa State hats and an autographed Iowa Force basketball were given away. The Force also collected donations for Breast Cancer Research.
Due to the St. Louis Surge defeating the Kansas City Majestics on July 16th 95-58, the Iowa Force will qualify for the Midwest Regional Tournament on Saturday, July 23rd in St. Louis. They will play the St. Louis Surge at 12:00 P.M. The other game will be the #2 Nebraska Strikers against the #3 Flyers Elite. That will be played at 2:00 with the winners of both games playing at 7:00 for the championship. The winner of the Regional Tournament will advance to the National Tournament, which will be played on August 6th through the 7th.
- Iowa Force Staff