Sunshine Coast Phoenix take on Gladstone Port City Power at the Maroochydore Basketball Stadium.Phoenix player Roy Booker on the attack.
Sunshine Coast Phoenix take on Gladstone Port City Power at the Maroochydore Basketball Stadium.Phoenix player Roy Booker on the attack. Warren Lynam

TELL ALL: Gladstone Port City Power coaches open up

BRADY'S BOUNCE

Brady Walmsley

First win is just around the corner

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Another week, another opportunity for the Port City Power to get the season on track.

While an 0-4 start isn't the way we would have planned things to begin the season, it has challenged us to have some internal reflection.

It is safe to say that the group is hungry to get off the mark and there is no better time to do that than against our cross-town rivals, the Rockhampton Rockets.

Despite everything, there is a great belief among the group and we genuinely feel we are one signature win away from hitting our straps.

We appreciate the great individual talent that the Rockets possess and will rely on team style to combat some of that individual brilliance.

We welcome Dylan Owen (pictured below) into the team this week, returning from his Year 1 college stint in the US.

I'm excited about the defensive toughness he will offer and look forward to his evolution among the group.

Lets go Surge!

COOPER' COURT

Ray Cooper

No Rocky pressure for Power girls

LAST week we took a tough loss at home to Mackay.

 

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But the girls weren't taking a backward step at all.

We were on the front foot early with our defence and we made a point of being very aggressive with our offence.

We got behind by 16 at one stage but bought it back to six.

Unfortunately trying to come back from that much down took a toll on the girls energy and they weren't able to get on top.

I'm very happy with the fight the girls had in them for the whole 40 minutes and will need to back it up again tonight against Rockhampton.

Milo Nanai will need to set the tone early again and while she is playing with confidence it makes her very dangerous.

No doubt Amanda Frost will keep her good form going into the game and look to have another big performance.

Bri Bailey (pictured below) is set to return to her play against her old club for the first time.

She is already having a productive season and will be looking to continue this form.

We have had the new arrivals of Caralie Wilson last week and Jordie Smith just this Wednesday so it will be a great game for them to get going and get use to our system.

Again we won't be worried about our opponent but more about us as all the pressure will be on Rocky in front of its home crowd.

Port City Power Breakers coach Ray Cooper

Round 5 games

Women: Rockhampton Cyclones v Gladstone Port City Power Breakers at 6.30pm

Men: Rockhampton Rockets v Gladstone Port City Power Surge at 8.30pm

Games played tonight at Hegvold Stadium, Rockhampton



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