Power?s men grab points in gutsy thriller

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE HOT Chocolate smash hit 'Everyone's A Winner' applied to the Giants Liquor Port City Power men's team who pulled off an exciting 101-98 win over a gutsy Bun- daberg on Saturday night.

In front of a passionate home crowd at Kev Broome Stadium, the Power left it until the final buzzer to confirm their second Southern Cross Basketball win of the season.

The home team led by as much as eight points with two minutes remaining, but to their credit the Bulls never gave up, producing a late charge to leave everyone on the edge of their seats.

Skipper Glen Chapman was one of a number of Power heroes, top- scoring with 33 points.

Josh Gill was again magnificent with 21 points and an amazing 20 rebounds, while the standout had to be Daniel Green who finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

A big crowd favourite who played 43 out of the 48 minutes, Green attributed the work of his team-mates and added the crowd helped get the Power over the line.

'"It was about time we played well, we had a good discussion as a group on how we wanted to play and we did that tonight,' Green said.

'We stood up as a team and when you have the best crowd in Queensland cheering for you ? it really lifts you as a player.'

Power coach Dean Page was a relieved man after the game. 'I am rapt for the guys and our supporters who really backed us magnificently,' Page said.

'I tell you what, you can have your pubs and clubs on a Saturday night ? but for me we put on the best show in town.'

Page paid tribute to Bundaberg and Anthony Parry who scored 27 points.



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