PRIME MOVER: Gladstone Power's Kadee Barrenger shone at the U16 CDC in Bundaberg.
PRIME MOVER: Gladstone Power's Kadee Barrenger shone at the U16 CDC in Bundaberg. Nick Kossatch GLA241118U16GG2

Confidence is sky high for the Gladstone girls

BASKETBALL: The girl power has returned to the fore.

And made more remarkable because Gladstone Port City Power did not field an under-16 girl's team last season.

But coach Tyler Allen assembled a talented roster which swept through for a 4-0 result at the first of three Central District Carnivals in Bundaberg on the weekend.

Gladstone powered past Rockhampton in game one 69-41 and followed up with convincing 81-21, 78-67 and 58-17 wins against Gympie, Bundaberg and Gympie again respectively.

"The girls have all played together in previous seasons so they have already had experience together," Allen said.

"We play together on Thursday nights."

Play-makers Kadee Barrenger and Erin Harvey led the scoring, but Allen said they had plenty of help from Coco Loveland, Isabella Zerner and Jordan Porter - to name a few.

"I think the fact that we executed well in everything that we have been practising and was very proud of their efforts and that was probably the biggest thing," he said.

He said the winning margins were impressive and he hopes the team will improve on that in CDC number two.

"We can always improve and we're not really close to where we want to be and we can be a lot better," Allen said.

The coach said he enjoyed his first stint at the helm at representative level as his team gears for the next two CDC campaigns ahead of the State Championships from April 9-13 in Brisbane.



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