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."