Phoenix teams power through wins away from home

THE Gladstone Phoenix men and women's teams powered through round two of the Queensland Basketball League with big wins all round against Bundaberg and Brisbane.

The Power hit the road this weekend, stopping first in Bundaberg on Friday.

The men took down the Bulls 94-88 while the women beat the Bears 89-69.

Men's coach Dale Iwanicki said the first of two games on the road proved to be a tough one for the men.

"The Bears really didn't stop all night," he said. "They played really well, we were well behind at one point but we found a way to win in the end."

Their next stop in Brisbane on Saturday saw even more success for the Gladstone basketball players.

The women beat Brisbane 72-64 and the men followed suit with a 91-81 victory.

Iwanicki said it was another tough battle but after chipping away at their defence, the boys finished on top again.

"We really only got in top in the last three quarters," he said.

Iwanicki said this weekend has been real confidence booster for the men who are determined succeed this season.

"After two wins on the road, we are extremely happy," he said.



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