Power girls maintain victory
PORT CITY Power’s women’s team has won its sixth game in a row to hold its number one position on the ladder.
Power defeated Cairns Dolphins 101-69 in Cairns on Saturday night.
Natalie Hurst was the top points scorer for the match, scoring 35 points, followed by Jessica Bibby on 23 and Rebecca Haynes on 13 points.
“The girls played outstanding last night,” coach Jessica Bibby said.
“It was a great contribution from everyone.”
Hurst played 40 minutes on court, with Diana Neves who played 35 minutes and Bibby 33 minutes.
Hurst scored 14 from 24 field goals, Bibby 10 from 19 and Neves five from 15 attempts.
Neves shot two from nine three-pointers, Bibby two from seven attempts and Hurst two from six attempts. Hurst achieved five from six free throws, Haynes scored two from five and Katie Rose two from two attempts.
Naomi Pedro, with 17 points, was the highest-points scorer from the Cairns Dolphins.
Power held the lead for the entire game with a 35-23 lead in the first quarter, 61-39 by half-time, 87-44 at the end of the third quarter and a 32-point lead at full-time. The final score was 101-69.
Power’s score was 42 from 86 field goals over the entire game, seven from 27 attempts at three-pointers and 10 from 15 three throws.
In the women’s second match for the weekend Power played Townsville Flames in Townsville on Sunday. Power defeated the Flames 106-72 in their seventh consecutive win.
This puts the Power three games clear of their competition and if they win two from two next weekend it guarantees them the chance to host the semi-finals and grand final in Gladstone.
Jessica Bibby said it was an impressive weekend by all.
“We were challenged by Townsville, which was great for us, and we responded with excellent defence,” Bibby said.