Phoenix Power's mens team eyes two wins on the road
SHARING the lead in the Queensland Basketball League, the Phoenix Gladstone Power men's squad aims to continue a winning streak that sits at three games.
After toppling Bundaberg, Brisbane and Townsville in succession, the Power have their sights set firmly on increasing the streak to five games when they go on the road against Toowoomba and Ipswich this weekend.
"Unfortunately, there is still no Blair (Smith), but Braydon (Hobbs) is in," Power captain Shaun Gleeson said.
Gleeson, who has been lighting it up at the offensive end recently, showed the way in the Power's leading win over Townsville last Saturday.
The captain stacked up 26 points, a stellar seven assists and two steals in the win, but says he wants full team performance on the road trip and is keen to play alongside the Power's newest import, Hobbs.
"Bringing Braydon in is exciting," Gleeson said.
"He is a different type of player so it will be good to see how it works."
The Power are under no illusions about the difficulty of the road trip.
"Ipswich have a couple of imports who are good," Gleeson said.
"If we take them out of the game it will help. I played for them last year, so it will be good to see some familiar faces."
Gladstone shares the league lead with Cairns and Rockhampton and is hoping for good things considering it has a high percentage of home games leading up to the finals.