Power looking to atone
BASKETBALL: The McDonalds Gladstone Port City Power men's and women's teams hope there are lessons to be learnt from last weekend's heavy home losses against Mackay.
Power face Rockhampton Rockets and Cyclones in what will be a test of willpower as both clubs search for a breakthrough win tonight in Rocky.
The Mackay Meteors men had a sweet double last weekend when they trounced Rockets on the Friday before making it 2-0 against the Power despite a third quarter scare when the host team edged within a point.
That is something from which Power youngster Dylan Owen can draw positives. He and Remy Lawyer were the main men who curbed Meteor gun Shaun Bruce's influence in that third quarter before the class and size of Mackay overwhelmed Gladstone.
"We are really looking to work together and we are on the same page where we both fill each other's spots,” Owen said. "I come in when he needs a rest and vice-versa, but against Rocky it will be a lot different match-up where against Mackay, the guard set-up is a lot different.”
Owen said while there were areas of his game that needed improving, he was pleased with how he played last weekend. He also dominated in the local Premier League competition with 50 points on Wednesday. Power women's coach Ray Cooper will hope there will be more scoring contributors tonight to help Kayla Kiriau who shot 19 points last week. Tip-offs are 5.30pm and 7.30pm.