Power's Nathaniel Musters stretches to win the tap.
Power's Nathaniel Musters stretches to win the tap. Stuart Quinn

It was a difference in class and effort

BASKETBALL: Gladstone Port City Breakers Capricorn Surge were given a 39-point lesson against QBL competition leaders Mackay Meteors.

Power coach Brady Walmsley stopped short of saying it was the team's poorest effort of the season.

Titus Robinson (22 points) led the way for the Meteors and was part of a starting five who each scored double figures in the 103-64 win.

In contrast Gladstone's Cirkook Riak and Casey Walker both shot 15 points.

"The honesty of our issues on Saturday night were around our motivation to compete given the fact that play-off contention is unlikely at this stage," he said.

"We just didn't bring the same level of competitiveness and spirit that we need to be able to beat a team that possesses more talent across the board."

Walmsley said the third quarter was the Power's most productive of the game.

Port City mustered 19 points for the quarter opposed to 33 as Mackay opened up a 36-point advantage at three-quarter-time.

Power's next match is against Townsville Heat this Saturday in Gladstone.