Erin Harvey starred for Gladstone yet again.
Erin Harvey starred for Gladstone yet again. Nick Kossatch GLA180318U14GLVBUN

FINAL UPDATE: Now it's the Power U14 girls in heart-breaker

FINAL: It was an unfortunate end for the Gladstone Port City Power under-14 girl's team.

After it won its first four matches in the Queensland State Championships in Brisbane, the Power lost to Brisbane Capitals Silver in the gold medal qualifier match and then against Burdekin Wilcats 55-52.

It meant Gladstone finished fourth in the division two category after it led in the third and start of the final quarters

Erin Harvey (24 points) √and Eli Walsh (nine) √were outstanding throughout the seven games, but coach Ray Scott √said it was a defensive team effort during the Power's four wins.

"I can't fault the efforts of Jordan Porter and Eli Walsh as well and they put in a lot of defensive stops," he said.

"But once we lost them through foul trouble, we had to change our game and pull back in defence which meant more pressure on our offence."

Erin, who had brilliant individual games with 56 and 41 points against Gold Coast Breakers and Redlands, finished with an average of 32 points while Eli put 15 points up every-time she played.

Meanwhile Gladstone's U12 boy's team start on Saturday in the state championships in Logan and continues through to Tuesday and the U14 boy's champs starts on Wednesday in Townsville.

Results can be followed on the Basketball Queensland website.

EARLIER: Gladstone Port City Power's under-14 girl's team undefeated start to the Queensland State Championships has ended.

After wins against Brisbane Capitals Bronze, Gold Coast Breakers, Townsville Lightning and Redlands Pride on day's one and two, Southern Districts Titans beat the Power 64-55 yesterday morning.

Power City Power then lost to a taller Brisbane Capitals Silver in the gold medal play-off qualifier 63-48 in a game in which foul trouble plagued the Central Queensland team.

Four players had premature finishes in yesterday's second game because of foul trouble.

Erin Harvey was again the go-to player to score 28 points while Eli Walsh shot 14.

The loss means the Power will meet Burdekin Wildcats for the bronze medal at 10.40am today.

Port City Power coach Ray Scott said it has been a team effort in the earlier wins.

"While Erin Harvey has been the stand-out player, she has got great support from the other girls and especially from the defensive end," he said.

Erin has been the go-to player with scores of 23, 56, 20, 42 and 28 and 28 in the first five games.

"We ran out of legs in the game against the Titans and Capitals had too much height," Scott said.

Results can be followed on this LINK



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