Strong hands from Diana Neves at the Port City Power women’s match with Cairns Dolphins.
Strong hands from Diana Neves at the Port City Power women’s match with Cairns Dolphins. Brenda Strong

Port Power defeat Cairns Dolphins

ONCE again the Port Power Women’s basketball team has dominated its first match of the weekend on Friday night.

Top-of-the-ladder Power defeated Cairns Dolphins 111-81 in a thrilling match at Kev Broome Stadium.

Diana Neves was the Power’s top scorer with 30 points followed by Jessica Bibby 25 and Natalie Hurst 22. Cairns Dolphins’ top points scorer was Teyla Evans on 27.

Bibby spent most time on the court at 35 minutes along with Neves and Hurst. Neves scored 11 from 24 field goals and seven from 18 three pointers, while Hurst shot nine from 13 free throws.

Power held on to the lead for the entire game starting off in the first quarter with a 10-point advantage 38-28 and by half-time had jumped to a 72-43 lead.

In the third quarter Power led 93-58 and held on to that lead until full-time to win 111-81.

In the first quarter Power shot 13 from 26 field goals and two out of six three-pointers in the second half.

Two from four free throws were scored in the third quarter and six from 23 field goals in the final quarter.

In the Power’s second match of the weekend they played the Mackay Meteorettes at Candle Stick Park in Mackay on Saturday.

Meteorettes were the better team on the day defeating Power 99-89. Jessica Bibby scored 29 points against Mackay with Rachel Allison of Mackay scoring 36 points.

Power is still sitting in first place on the ladder with Mackay Meteorettes in second.



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