BREAKING: Power player wins QBL MVP
BASKETBALL: Gladstone Port City Power point guard Tabatha Richardson-Smith capped off a brilliant season to win the QBL Most Valuable Player award.
The QBL best and fairest winner has had a stellar season where she dominated throughout the season to average 31.83 points per game across 18 games.
Her big hauls included 40 and 44 points in consecutive away games against Townsville Flames and Cairns Dolphins.
In further great news for the Power, Cassie Rochel was named as the QBL women's leading field shooter.
The tall and agile American shot at a superb average of 59.72 per cent and even better from the free-throw strip at 67.92 per cent.
Rochel also finished the season with a scoring average of 15.21 ppg.
While it has been a lean season for the Power men, outgoing Ray Willis has had his best season.
He took out the QBL as the leading point scorer.
Willis average 29.53 ppg across 17 matches with big bags of 39 and 38 points against Mackay Meteors and Cairns Marlins respectively.
Meteors' Shaun Bruce won the men's MVP for the league while Mackay Meteors' playing coach Cameron Tregardh won the Men's Coach of the Year.
Brisbane Spartans coach Rebecca Stephens won the Women's Coach of the Year.
QBL 'All League Teams' as voted by coaches across League
Shaun Bruce - Mackay Meteors
Lucas Walker - Mackay Meteors
Tanner McGrew - SWM Pirates
Mitch Young - Logan Thunder
Ray Willis - Gladstone Port City Power
Ashleigh Karaitiana - Brisbane Spartans
Nadeen Payne - Mackay Meteorettes
Tabatha Richardson Smith - Gladstone Port City Power
Kate Gaze - Logan Thunder
Darcee Garbin - Townsville Flames
U23 Players of the Year:
QBL Men: Matthew Kenyon - Sunshine Coast Phoenix
QBL Women: Kalani Purcell - Brisbane Spartans
Our 'Statistical Award Winners' from across the entire QBL in 2017:
Men's Leading Scorer - Ray Willis - Gladstone Port City Power
Men's Leading Assists - Shaun Bruce - Mackay Meteors
Men's Leading 3 Point % - Isaih Tueta - USC Rip City
Men's Leading Field Goal % - Keanu Post - Logan Thunder
Men's Leading Free Throw - Chris Cedar - Mackay Meteors
Men's Leading Steals - Aaron Anderson - Brisbane Capitals
Men's Leading Rebounder - Tom Jervis - Brisbane Spartans
Men's Leading Shot Blocker - Tom Jervis - Brisbane Spartans
Women Leading Scorer - Tabatha Richardson Smith - Gladstone Power
Women Leading Assists - Mikhaela Donnelly - Logan Thunder
Women Leading 3 Point % - Stephanie Bairstow - SWM Pirates
Women Leading Field Goal % - Cassie Rochel - Gladstone Power
Women Leading Free Throw % - Micaela Cocks - Mackay Meteorettes
Women Leading Steals - Francis Donders - Toowoomba Mountaineers
Women Leading Rebounder - Shelby Cheslek - SWM Pirates
Women Leading Shot Blocker - Maddie Allen - Brisbane Spartans