Legan fires as Force sink Suncoast 100-92

AFTER sharing his team's pain a week earlier, American James Legan unleashed on Suncoast, igniting a much-needed Ipswich Force victory.

The Force recruit scored his season-high 35 points as Ipswich overpowered Suncoast 100-92 at Booval on Saturday night.

However, being the fine team player he is, Legan quickly thanked those who supported him on court and in the stands.

"I felt like everyone had a big part to play in the win," Legan, 27, said.

"That's what it is all about.

"With the home crowd and everybody getting out there and backing us, I felt good.

"It was just one of those nights. They (baskets) kept falling."

Zarryon Fereti scored 26 points with Kyle Harvey adding a vital 24.

"That's what we were waiting for," Legan said, leading the way in a superb 29-minute performance.

"Once those two guys click on, I don't see anybody beating us.

"Just to see them play well made me happy."

Force assistant coach Mick Conlon ran the team on Saturday night with regular mentor Andrew Summerville away.

It was Ipswich's second win of the season.

Houston-based Legan said the previous week's 76-74 loss to the Gold Coast - after leading by 16 points - inspired the Force men.

"We were devastated afterwards. The whole team was," the 190cm shooting guard said.

"After the disappointment of last week, last night was a big win for us."

As for his performance, Legan said extra time in the gym was helping him. He has played in all seven QBL games this season.

"My goal is just try to work out and try to be the best player I am and try to stay in the best shape I can," he said.

"I'm enjoying it. The people have been great to me and everything's good."

Legan faces his former club Toowoomba in Friday night's next QBL match at Booval.