QUALITY: Power’s Natalie Hurst on the attack.
QUALITY: Power’s Natalie Hurst on the attack.

Crown in sights for Power again following win over Rocky

THE Phoenix Gladstone Power women are shaping up as title contenders after smashing their Rockhampton rivals in the season tip-off on the weekend.

Leading the entire game at Kev Broome Stadium on Saturday night, the women notched up a convincing 94-67 win against the Rockhampton Cyclones.

Coach Jess Bibby said it was a good start to the season.

"We made some easy scoring," she said. "We were 30 points in the lead at one stage."

But the Power had more, Bibby said. "We will get better," she said. "I'm looking forward to getting stronger and more consistent as the season goes on."

Point guard Natalie Hurst proved her talent on the court yet again, scoring 28 points and making 17 assists.

Bibby said she is no doubt one of the best players in the country. "We are so lucky to have her," she said.

"She is easily the best player in the competition.

After winning three of the last four finals, Bibby said they are looking to challenge for the championship crown.

Next week the Phoenix Power girls will travel to Bundaberg and Brisbane for Round two of the 2013 Queensland Basketball League competition.

2013 QLD Basketball League

Round 1

Phoenix Gladstone Power women d Rockhampton Cyclones at Kev Broome Stadium: 94-67