BEYOND REACH: Rockets' Trevor Corrigan tries to defend the Power's Will Shackleford.
BEYOND REACH: Rockets' Trevor Corrigan tries to defend the Power's Will Shackleford. Paul Braven GLA150717MBBALL

Power men back in race

BASKETBALL: In what was a perfect and powerful night at a rocking Kev Broome Stadium, Gladstone Port City Power men produced their best win of the season against Rockhampton Rockets.

And just like in the women's match, a fast start helped set up a confidence- boosting 99-77 win, the Power's third win from the past four games.

The hosts were motivated and you could tell when Tyler Allen rejected a shot from Rockets' play-maker and captain James Mitchell in the first quarter.

There would be an inquiry if Ray Willis was not voted the best in the QBL.

That's because he delivered again when the heat was applied by a desperate Rockhampton on his way to 36 points (three from three triples).

Willis weaved through traffic to knock down a crucial basket in the midst of a rally from the visitors when David Wagner closed the margin to 34-33.

Will Shackleford (16 points) assisted Remy Lawyer and Willis, and the former nailed two three- pointers in the second quarter.

The Power built on its three-quarter-time lead with a 27-16 final term.

Allen (two triples), Nathaniel Musters (12 rebounds) and Lawyer closed out the game in style.

"I think we brought that form in into this game,” Smith said of the confidence gained from the previous round's triple-header.



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