Owen Gardiner in action against Caps Silver
Owen Gardiner in action against Caps Silver

GALLERIES: Gladstone boys outclassed against Brissy Capitals

BASKETBALL: Gladstone Power under-16 boys have the chance to still bring home a medal tomorrow in the game against either Sunshine Coast Rip Black or SWM Pirates Purple at 11am.

Brisbane Capitals Silver are through to the State Under-16 Championship grand final after an 82-68 win against Gladstone.

Caps pulled away from mid-way of the third quarter after a tight first two quarters.

Centre Levi Mcauliffe dominated for Brisbane with 29 points and team-mate Thomas Hinson and James Ellis shot 18 and 14 respectively.

For Gladstone, Cooper Rhodes fought hard with 19 points despite a virus while Albert Maunga, Ben Knight and Seth Collins scored double-digit numbers.

Gladstone's female counterparts will play off for 11th or 12th spot tomorrow against SC Phoenix Teal tomorrow at 11am.

Follow results on the Basketball Queensland website.

EARLIER: The Gladstone Power under-16 boys have cruised into the knockout stage of the Basketball Queensland U16 State Championships after a thumping 108-79 win against North Gold Coast Seahawks.

The 29-point win sealed second place in Pool B for the Power boys who will now play Brisbane Capitals Silver at 2pm today.

Gladstone's Ben Knight, Albert Maunga, Owen Gardiner, Seth Collins and Cooper Rhodes were all outstanding in yesterday's win

The winner of that will play off in Saturday's gold-medal game with the loser battling for bronze.

Meanwhile Gladstone remain winless in the U16 girl's champs and they played Southern Districts Spartans earlier today.

Follow results on the Basketball Queensland website.

EARLIER: It all comes down to today's 2pm clash against North Gold Coast Seahawks.

Gladstone Port City Power's under-16 boy's team are 3-1 and second in pool B.

A win against Seahawks will secure a grand final play-off game tomorrow.

Power beat SC Phoenix Orange 86-76 with Ben Knight and Seth Collins dominant as the pair scored 29 and 21 points respectively yesterday.

Cooper Rhodes shot 13 and Benji Bell showed confidence bringing the ball down.

Gladstone girls battled hard but are 0-4 and the Power showed great improvement in a 69-56 loss against Ipswich Force yesterday.

Gladstone's Erin Harvey (18 points), Kadee Barrenger and Jordan Porter led the way.

Gladstone plays Sunshine Coast Rip at 3.30pm today.

Follow results on the Basketball Queensland website.


EARLIER: Gladstone's under-16 boys team returned to the winner's circle after an 85-66 triumph against Cairns Stingers today.

It brings the young Gladstone Power team's record to 2-1 with a game against Sunny Coast Phoenix Orange to come at 5pm today.

Gladstone went out the blocks early and its transition was sublime.

Stingers fought back to within 10 points, but the Power re-asserted its dominance with Ben Knight (18 points) and twin towers Owen Gardiner and Cooper Rhodes dominant with 14 points each while guard Seth Collins shot 15.

Gladstone's girls battled but remain win-less after a 67-40 loss to Townsville Flames.

Erin Harvey was a Gladstone standout with 19 points.

Gladstone play Ipswich Force at 6.30pm today.

Follow results on the Basketball Queensland website.

EARLIER: Gladstone under-16 boy's team have split its record with a win and a loss in day one of the State U16 Championship in Brisbane.

The U16 girls from Gladstone lost both its games against North Gold Coast Seahawks and Gold Coast Waves - 73-48 and 123-33 respectively.

Kadee Barrenger (four triples, 14 points) aand Erin Harvey (15 points) fought hard in the first game while Eli Walsh scored nine points.

Eli led the scoring for Gladstone in game two with 11 against a rampant Waves while Erin shot eight and Isabella Zerner got nine points.

A poor start for the Gladstone boys in game two proved costly against Sunshine Coast Rip.

Albert Maunga was by far Gladstone's best player with 28 points and he, along with Ben Knight and Seth Collins (18 and 16 respectively) led a fightback which saw Gladstone draw to within nine points in the final quarter.

Sunny Coast's depth proved too much as they steadied to remain undefeated.

Gladstone's boys play at 11am and 5pm respectively tomorrow against Cairns Stingers and SC Phoenix Orange.

Gladstone's girls play Townsville Flames at 9.30am tomorrow followed by a 6.30pm match against Ipswich Force.

EARLIER: Gladstone's under-16 boy's team survived a massive comeback from Brisbane Capitals to beat them 62-60 in Brisbane.

In what was a frenetic finish, Gladstone's Cooper Rhodes (19 points) drew the game with his foul shot after a technical foul led to Seth Collins going to the charity strip.

He nailed both to put Gladstone ahead.

Capitals had one final play when Darcy Olsenn (20 points) was fouled, but he missed both foul shots and players sprawled for the ball when the final siren went.

"I was confident with shooting my foul shot and just went through the same process I always do," Cooper said post-game.

Ben Knight was on fire in the first half before he was fouled out late and finished with 14 points while fellow tall Owen Gardiner was strong with 12 points and Benji Bell played crucial minutes from a defensive perspective.

Gladstone take on Sunshine Coast Rip Black at 5pm today and they are fresh from an 84-57 win against Cairns Stingers.

Gladstone's U16 girls play North Gold Coast Seahawks and Gold Coast Waves later today.

Follow results on the Basketball Queensland website.