Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Power Surges to Ton; Port City Opens at a Furious Pace, Showing Why It's the Top Team

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Power Surges to Ton; Port City Opens at a Furious Pace, Showing Why It's the Top Team

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THE Gold Coast Gliders crash landed at Kev Broome Stadium on Saturday night under an early barrage from the Port City Power.

The usual suspects, Diana Neves, Natalie Hurst, Rebecca Haynes, had the scoreboard ticking over at a furious pace, and seven minutes into the first quarter the score read 23-2.

There was going to be no defeat for the top women's team in the QBL.

The Gliders, led by Sarah Petrie, steadied slightly and sat 20 points in arrears at the first break, 32-12.

The game was a physical one and the visitors did their best to match Katie Rose and Jessica Bibby and co, who were relentless in their full court press.

Scoring slowed in the second quarter and, with two minutes until the main break, the score read 27-25.

Two free throws from Hurst followed by back-to-back three pointers from Neves sparked a 14-zip run in the last minute and a half.

If the Gliders were sputtering before this come the buzzer, they'd nose dived, the score 61-27.

The lead blew out to 40 in the third quarter as Petrie (21 points and eight rebounds) battled manfully in offence.

Rose left the court with five fouls, and she made the last one count, her Gliders opponent heading to the bench after being flattened.

Neves continued to score, and Bibby found the hoop several times with nice moves.

As the Port City Power closed in on the 100 mark, the crowd became more vocal.

The Gliders chipped away at the score as the game opened up and the home team's defence slackened.

Hurst continued to score and Haynes was back to her rebounding best, as Bibby and Neves had a spell, allowing the younger players some court time.

When the siren went, it was a 100-to-67-point victory to the Power.

Neves finished with 19 points, 15 from down town territory, Haynes had 20 and 12 rebounds, while coach Bibby scored 21. …

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