Coaches wants consistency but plenty to work on
BASKETBALL: Gladstone's under-14 B-team were a happy bunch on Saturday afternoon because they won their first-ever CDC match against Hervey Bay.
Angus Clancy shot 10 points in the 41-34 win while Josh Morfey got 11.
"It was great and we played so well as a team,” Angus said.
"I only started playing representative last year and it's great.”
Unfortunately Gladstone did not add more wins but Angus top-scored in their final game against Rockhampton yesterday with 15 points.
Gladstone Power under-14 girl's coach Ella Barrenger said the team needs to get consistent, but she is confident her troops will make a statement ahead of the next CDC here on March 4-5
The girl's put in a superb performance to nail Hervey Bay in a Kadee Barrenger, Bridie Lenz and Erin Harvey-inspired first game 64-48.
But things unravelled with losses to Bundaberg, Hervey Bay yesterday and Rockhampton in the final game.
"I was really happy with our first game against Hervey Bay,” Barrenger said on the game where her daughter Kadee scored 22 points.
"The other games have been inconsistent in terms of intensity and we need to learn (to keep getting better).”
After a 58-27 loss to Bundy in which Erin top-scored with 12 points, the Gladstone team had their chances in the second match against Hervey Bay.
But the latter were not to let it slip and seemed to score clutch baskets at crucial times via Jessica Conjar (11 points) and Mia Jordan.
Erin again top-scored for the young Power team with 16 points.
It was a carnival of missed chances for Gladstone's U14 A-team which has a two-win (against Emerald) and two-loss campaign.
The game on Saturday against nemesis Rockhampton was the one that got away according to key play-maker Seth Collins.
Gladstone trailed by 10 points, then led by the same margin, before fading to lose 41-34.
"The positives was that we played the fast-break in transition well, but the negatives were that we stopped moving the ball in offence when we were under pressure,” Seth said.