Rockhampton Cyclones player Alex Brady takes on a defender at the Kev Broome Stadium in Gladstone, and (inset) Port City Power player Diana Neves makes her play.
Rockhampton Cyclones player Alex Brady takes on a defender at the Kev Broome Stadium in Gladstone, and (inset) Port City Power player Diana Neves makes her play. Tom Huntley GLABASK

Power maintains the faith

THERE were high expectations for the three-time premiership-winning Port City Power women's team as they tipped off their season on Saturday night and they did not disappoint.

The girls defeated opponents Rockhampton Rockets winning 106-85 at Kev Broome Stadium.

Coach Jess Bibby said she was happy with the way the Power played.

"To get a team like Rockhampton, who recruited very well and would have gone into the game confident of a win, by 21 is a thrashing," Bibby said.

"It was a good way to start the season."

She said the pressure was on to win at home with a large supportive crowd.

"We've had a fair bit of success so there are a lot of expectations with our program.

"We haven't lost a game on our home soil in two-and-a-half seasons."

She said she would attribute the win to the Power's ability to play well as a team.

"We've got great individual talent...but the fact that we know how to play together is a huge strength."