CLOSE QUARTERS: Raj Mtengezanwa playing for the Port City Power under 16 side.
CLOSE QUARTERS: Raj Mtengezanwa playing for the Port City Power under 16 side. Paul Donaldson BUN190217BAS5

Teams do it tough in Bundaberg tests

BASKETBALL: Gladstone Port City Power's under-16 and U12 boy's and girl's teams had some wins, but when it came to matching the bigger teams, it was a different story.

But there were more positives than negatives from the Central District Carnival that was held in Bundaberg on the weekend.

The Power U16 girls returned home with no wins from three games, but they had prolific point scorer Aliah Bernabei injured.

Erin Harvey stepped up from U14 and did so with aplomb and this experience will fast-track her development while Jessica Conjar and Eloise Greenland got among the points.

Darcie Arnold also stepped up and scored 15 points in Gladstone's 107-38 loss to powerhouse Rockhampton.

The Power's U16 boys fared better with a 1-3 record.

The only win was against Hervey Bay in which Thasindu Chandrasekara shot 25 points that included two triples.

The athletic forward had a stand-out campaign in his first year at U16 level.

He shot 32 points in a losing cause against Bundaberg in a 102-52 loss.

Gladstone's U12 girls were superb to finish top of the ladder and a 3-1 record which included wins against Bundaberg and Rockhampton Storm (twice).

Talia-Rose Thompson-Harte led the way to average just under 15 points and Alahnie Rozycki was the perfect foil.

The U12 boys squared its win-loss ledger at two wins apiece with Rahul Captain one of their better performers.



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