UP AND AT 'EM: Taylor Young goes hard on Jack Lopez.
UP AND AT 'EM: Taylor Young goes hard on Jack Lopez. Erin Mellor GLA010718HOOPS

BRADY'S BOUNCE: It's a matter to keep in touch

It's a real chance to wipe out any chance of winning the unwanted wooden spoon and at the same time keep Gladstone Port City Power Capricorn Surge's hopes of a play-off berth alive.

Power HAS to beat lowly Ipswich Force tomorrow night at Kev Broome Stadium.

Force sit in 13th place on the QBL ladder with just two wins from 10 matches while Port City are 12th at 4-9 and two wins shy of Toowoomba Mountaineers (eighth and 6-6).

Power head coach Brady Walmsley tells what went wrong last week against Rockhampton Rockets and what's there to rectify heading into tomorrow night.

I wasn't happy that we gave up 59 points in the first half and I thought the ease at which they scored their points during the third quarter created a real problem for us.

That was the turning point in the game and we needed to respond after half-time and didn't.

The spirit and fight - we're not short of that and our defencive execution and commitment against Rocky, we could have used more of.

Offensively I thought Taylor Young was really good and Matt Hancock shot the ball really well.

We scored 96 points and that's enough to win against anybody and our issue is that we've got to be able to defend the run out and transition stuff that comes out as a result of playing as fast as we do.

We hadn't quite had the success in that area and we just gave up too many fast-break opposition opportunities and I think that was sort of telling.

In the second and fourth quarters our defence improved and we found a little bit of spirit and fight that allowed us to keep the ball in front of us and be a bit more competitive.

Ninety-six is enough to win, but 112 points is difficult to win against.

We've invested in an offensive style that we know is going to be high scoring.

But we can't let people shoot at over 60 per cent (like Malcolm Bernard did last Saturday!) against us and we have to be better at being disruptive and making people uncomfortable and taking them out of rhythm.

POWER V IPSWICH

WHERE: Kev Broome Stadium

WHEN: Tomorrow

TIME: 8pm



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