GLADSTONE'S Power Women now sit alone the top of the QBL ladder, remaining undefeated with a win over the Northside Wizards.
A great first quarter performance saw the Power shoot out to a 10 point lead at the first break, a margin that remained steady throughout the match to finally finish at 11.
The 88-77 win came on a great night for the club, with the McGrath Foundation benefiting from a large and enthusiastic crowd.
"Being able to win was important and it is a bigger occasion that just basketball," Power captain Jess Bibby said.
"It is great doing this for the McGrath Foundation and it is rasing a lot of money."
Wearing pink, the Power women were without Australian representative Natalie Hurst, but were led by big performances from Rachel Pryor, Diana Neves and Bibby.
The three combined for 70 of the Power's 88 points, including seven three pointers for Neves.
The competition becomes tougher for the locals from here in, with the side facing defending champions Mackay on June 29.
"We need to be better than what we have been, we need to string four good quarters of basketball together," Bibby said.
The McGrath Foundation fundraiser against Northside included the auctioning off of all players jerseys, with the highest price $1520 for Bibby's number 11, and a total of nearly $9000 raised from the jerseys alone.