Port City Power pressed for basketball win
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
A MUCH-NEEDED win is the only thing on Giants Liquor Port City Power men's coach Dean Page's mind when his team plays Hervey Bay tomorrow at the Kev Broome Stadium.
The Power, currently sitting in sixth position on Southern Cross Basketball Division ladder, will need to be at their best against the second-placed Hurricanes.
Two of the Power's key players Glen Chapman and Aaron Nagas are under injury clouds, but will be given right until tip-off to prove their fitness.
The important Green brothers Tarron and Daniel have been cleared to play, while rising young star Chris Lynch comes in for his first game of the season.
In more exciting news, sevenfoot giant Heath Davies is a chance to make his Power debut.
Coach Dean Page is expecting a committed performance from his team who are looking forward to just their third home game of the season.
'We enjoy playing at home and cannot wait for the chance to play Hervey Bay who are a well-drilled and well-coached line-up,' Page said.
'We are conscious of trying to get some wins on the board because we are currently 1-6 (Power's win/loss record) and that belies how much we have improved.'
Tip-off is at 2pm.
Meanwhile new Power women's coach Danny Page faces a big task in his first official game in charge against the Hurricanes. The Power are at full-strength for this clash with Diana Neves and Leonie Macks in top form.
Coach Page is confident his girls can push the second-placed Hervey Bay who always come to play.
'It should be a good game, we have 12 girls who are all keen to play and gives us a lot of depth which you need against a team like Hervey Bay who play with a lot of intensity over 48 minutes,' Page said.
Tip off is at 12 noon.