Power player Natalie Hurst in action against Cairns Dolphins.
Power player Natalie Hurst in action against Cairns Dolphins. Tom Huntley

Gladstone's Phoenix women continue their unbeaten streak

PHOENIX Gladstone Power's women's team has continued an unbeaten start to the season, taking home another pair of away games to advance to eight straight wins.

The Power showed its strength on Saturday, toppling Cairns 80-70, and continued its stellar form by completing a successful road trip and winning 86-67 against Townsville on Sunday afternoon.

"We played probably the best 20 minutes of basketball we have played this season Saturday night, then Cairns came at us a bit in the end," captain Jess Bibby said

"It was always going to be a grind against Townsville, but we came away with close to a 20-point win against a quality side."

The road ahead looks bright for the Power, because six of its eight remaining games will be at home.

Despite having to play arch rivals Mackay, the Power is confident of securing home court for the final and fans will be keen to see another championship delivered to Gladstone.

"We want to finish in first and win home court. That is what we are looking for," Bibby said. "We are not even thinking about that (the championship) yet."

The Power is likely to battle Mackay, who won the final last year, for the home court spot, and possibly even the championship further along the line.

"We are going to have to lift again over the coming weeks, with a few hard weeks against Mackay, Rocky and Mackay again."



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