Port Power’s Derrick McDonald, right, keeps Rockhampton defender Mitch Philp at bay while deciding on his options at Hegvold Stadium on Saturday night.
Port Power’s Derrick McDonald, right, keeps Rockhampton defender Mitch Philp at bay while deciding on his options at Hegvold Stadium on Saturday night. Sharyn O'Neill

Port slumps to loss

PORT CITY Power men’s basketball team went down to their arch-rivals Rockhampton Rockets 107-76 at Hegvold Stadium in Rockhampton on Saturday night.

This loss has dropped the Power down to 12th place on the points ladder, ending the season for them with a 27.78 win percentage.

The top four teams in the men’s division are Rockhampton Rockets, Mackay Meteors, Cairns Marlins and Northside Wizards.

Rockhampton Rockets took the lead right from the start over Port City and never let it go.

At the end of the first quarter Rockhampton Rockets led 28-22 and stretched that lead out to 54-45 by half-time.

The third quarter saw Rockhampton Rockets in front 76-59 finishing it up with a 107-76 full-time score.

Dale Iwanicki spent the most time on court at 40 minutes followed by Keith Borgan with 33 minutes court time.

The Power scored 27 from 60 field goals, five from 18 three pointers and 17 from 25 attempts at free throws.

Borgan was the Power’s top points scorer with 24 points followed by Iwanicki on 17 points.

Coach Blair Smith shot two from three field goals along with Borgan on nine from 15 and Iwanicki seven from 13.

Aaron Nagas scored two from three three-pointers, Borgan two from four and Iwanicki one from six.

Borgan had a 100% free throw rate shooting four from four, Iwanicki two from two and Ryley Buntain five from six.

The Power had a 68% free throw average.

Reggie Golson from Rockhampton was the Rocket’s highest point scorer achieving 29 points for his team.



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