Port City’s Dale Iwanicki looks for a way around Maroochydore’s Steve Waubdy during the Port City Power versus Maroochydore Clippers men’s basketball match at the Kev Broome Stadium on Saturday night.
Port City’s Dale Iwanicki looks for a way around Maroochydore’s Steve Waubdy during the Port City Power versus Maroochydore Clippers men’s basketball match at the Kev Broome Stadium on Saturday night. Murray Ware

Power bounce back from loss

PORT City Power bounced back on Saturday from last week's nightmare loss with a convincing 80-63 triumph over Maroochydore Clippers at Kev Broome Stadium.

Gladstone's imports did the bulk of the damage on the scoreboard with James Cripe and Keith Borgan each scoring 17 points.

It was a well-rounded Power performance.

After a lacklustre showing against Townsville, the Power's enthusiasm deficiency was rectified at both ends of the court as the home side restricted the Clippers to 18 or less in each quarter of the game.

“We played with a lot more intensity than last week and overall it was a pretty good team effort,” Power skipper Dale Iwanicki said.

“We showed a lot more poise and passion on the court.

“We had better execution in offence and knuckled down in defence which were the determining factors.”

Maroochydore shot just 30% for the match and were never able to form a free-flowing offence against a constricting Power defence.

With six of the Power's next seven games on the road, including two matches this weekend against Ipswich and Toowoomba, Iwanicki is hopeful of continuing on their winning way away from Kev Broome.

“Four-and-three or five-and-two would be a good result,” he said.

“Away or at home you've got to put it on the floor regardless of where you are or who you're playing.”