Jess Bibby in action for the Port City Power.
Jess Bibby in action for the Port City Power. Mike Richards

Bibby brings on the firepower in 45-point trouncing

JESS Bibby has made a spectacular appearance to open the season for the McDonald's Port City Power, scoring 41 points in the trouncing of Cairns.

The situation may be the same on court for Bibby, running rampant over helpless opponents, but her time in Gladstone is minimal this year.

Travelling to and from Canberra and making it into town whenever she can, Bibby is entrusting the training of the team to assistant coach Troy Hinds.

"I am flying in and out this year, but I want to play up here so it is what I want to do," she said.

"Troy and I work together really well so he looks after everything."

Everything except the on-court action, which Bibby and her teammates look after, doing it in impressive style in the season opener.

The result was never in doubt with Bibby dominating on the scoreboard.

"My role is a scorer; with this group I don't have to score 40 every week though," she said.

"I went a little cold towards the end."

It was the rest of the team Bibby stressed made the most difference, a couple of new recruits seamlessly inserted into the line-up.

"I couldn't be happier with our team. We had girls come in and embrace our way of playing," she said.

Jess Bibby's return:

  • 41 points
  • 15/31 shooting
  • 3 Rebounds
  • 5 Assists
  • 3 Steals

Power 105 defeated Cairns 60

Men: Cairns 100 defeated Power 58