Port City Power player Madeline Willey drives to the basket against the Bundaberg Bears at Kev Broome Stadium.
Port City Power player Madeline Willey drives to the basket against the Bundaberg Bears at Kev Broome Stadium. Luka Kauzlaric

Power women impress but men fall short

THE Port City Power registered an impressive win in the women's competition at the weekend, while the men recorded a heart-rending loss.

For the women, who defeated the Bundaberg Bears 71-54, it was a game the team held high expectations for, according to coach Troy Hinds said.

"These are must-win games for us and so we came into the game expecting to take a win," he said.

"We were a little broken up routine-wise as we were without our fearless leader (Jessica Bibby), but I am really happy with the result. We're looking forward to finals."

Rachael Prior, Samantha Norwood and Katie Rose all performed exceptionally at Kev Broome Stadium.

Next week they take on their No.1-ranked rivals Rockhampton.

In the men's division, finals were also in the forefront of the team's mind, although it wasn't enough on the night, losing the Power went down 67-63 in a thrilling closing quarter.

Illawa Baldwin recorded the first of the goals for the home side, displayed excellent teamwork, with Cardell MacFarlen and Chris Tucker in strong defence.

The men are gearing up for possibly the game of the season next week against local rivals and second ranks on the ladder, Rockhampton, who are second on the ladder.

SCORES:

Women's Port City Power def Bundaberg Bears 71-54

Bundaberg Bulls def Men's Port City Power 67-63