Port City five-game victory
PORT CITY Power women have won their fifth game in a row to place them equal first on the ladder with Northside Wizards.
Both teams have played nine games with eight wins and one loss each and an 88.9% win rate.
Gladstone Port City Power women’s basketball team also took on the South West Metro Pirates in round nine of the QBL State Championship.
In the home game event at Kev Broome Stadium, the Power, who were placed second on the ladder before the game, defeated the South West Metro Pirates 82 to 63.
Captain and coach Jessica Bibby said the Power had a 20-point lead in the final quarter.
“Rebecca Haynes and Katie Rose played outstanding. Katie did a great job in defence,” Jessica said.
The Power led the scoreboard for the entire game, with the scores 17-13 to the Power after the first quarter, 39-22 at half-time, 68-42 after the third quarter and 82-63 at full-time.
Natalie Hurst spent the greatest length of time on the court, playing 38 minutes of the game, followed by Jessica Bibby, who played 36 minutes.
The top point scorers were Rebecca Haynes with 21 points, Natalie Hurst 19 points and Jessica Bibby on 15 points.
Rebecca Haynes shot nine from 15 field goals throughout the match giving her a 60% average.
Natalie Hurst and Diana Neves both shot two from five three-pointers boosting the Power’s final score.
Diana Neves and Rebecca Haynes each shot two from two free throws to give them 100% free-throw accuracy.
The South West Metro Pirates’ top scorers were Catherine Scanlon with 25 points, Heidi Freeburn on 18 points and Carrie Mill shooting seven points.
The Power were dominant in the third quarter.
They achieved three from three free throws, two from three three-pointers and 12 from 20 field goals in this quarter.
The Power had a 42.7% average for field goals throughout the match shooting 35 from 82 attempts.
They achieved 27.8% of three-pointers shooting five from 18 while the Pirates held a 35.3% average for three pointers.
Port Power held the higher percentages for both the field goals and free throws with a 63.6% average for the free throws, shooting seven out of eleven throws.