DRIVING FORCE: Port city power import Taylor Young about to drive past the Rocky defence.
DRIVING FORCE: Port city power import Taylor Young about to drive past the Rocky defence. EGM photography GLA220418HOOPS

Power fans get glimpse

BASKETBALL: Gladstone Port City Power and Rockhampton Rockets produced another thriller in their second and final practice game ahead of the QBL season.

For the second time in three nights, the Power powered home at Kev Broome Stadium 91-85 after scores were tied 82-all with just three minutes left.

Import Cirkook 'Shaq' Riak has impressed in his two games for Port City.
Import Cirkook 'Shaq' Riak has impressed in his two games for Port City. EGM photography GLA220418HOOPS

Gladstone coach Brady Walmsley said the emphasis to improve in defence from Wednesday night's first trial game.

"The win was against a tough and a formidable and motivated opponent," he said.

Casey Walker stops ex-Gladstone star Ray Willis.
Casey Walker stops ex-Gladstone star Ray Willis. EGM photography GLA220418HOOPS

"Our guys found a way to get the job done without star guard Matt Hancock.

"We had some amazing contributions on both ends, with a significantly improved defensive performance."

Walmsley said the Kev Broome atmosphere was brilliant and of a sign of things to come.

Jordan Lumkon goes up with the left hand.
Jordan Lumkon goes up with the left hand. EGM photography GLA220418HOOPS

"It was amazing to have the opportunity to play in front of our home fans for the first time in 2018," he said.

"With a roster full of new faces, it was great to give our supporters a glimpse of what they can expect this season."

Port City Power play USC Rip City and Sunshine Coast Phoenix on May 5-6.



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