Marvin Williams provided a rare highlight on a poor night for the Power
Marvin Williams provided a rare highlight on a poor night for the Power Nick Kossatch GLA030716marvinwil

Brisbane give Power a basketball lesson

BRISBANE Capitals handed McDonalds Gladstone Port City Power a 21-point punishment in round 10 of the Queensland Basketball League on Saturday night.

The host crowd was silenced as the Capitals displayed an authority and discipline that depicted a top side on its way to win 96-75.

Aaron Anderson and Zac Carter torched the Power from the perimeter with five triples apiece on their way to 22 and 20 points respectively.

One of the two shining lights for the home side were Marvin Williams and Yassine Ghomari who both returned from injury.

Walliams shot 21 points including two monstrous slam dunks that at least got the crowd enthused, albeit momentarily. “It felt like the pressure got to us, but the positive thing is that we kept fighting,” Williams said.

Brisbane extended its lead to 19 points at the main break and Gladstone were powerless to make any inroads in the final 24 minutes. Williams said Ghomari’s return gave the team energy and he was happy with his output as well.

“I love basketball and wanted to play as quickly as possible and have worked hard on the court to come back,” Williams added.

Ghomari was in great touch with a game-high 25 points and six triples. Gladstone face Cairns at home next Saturday from 8pm.