Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Promising Start Not Enough against High-Flying Meteors

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Promising Start Not Enough against High-Flying Meteors

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THE Port City Power men's team could not stop a flying Mackay Meteors at Kev Broome Stadium yesterday afternoon.

Mackay went into the game as favourite, sitting at the top of the QBL points table, while the Power sat well outside finals contention in 10th place.

Power has become notorious for dropping close games this season Co nine of its losses have been by less than 10 points Co but yesterday's game was not one of these, as Mackay defeated Power 103-81 in front of Gladstone's home crowd.

The Power started strong and led the majority of the first period, with Keith Borgan, Dale Iwanicki and Ray Canady playing prominent roles.

Gladstone was six ahead going into the second quarter but the lead was short-lived, as the QBL's number one team went ahead two-and-a-half minutes into the period.

But the Power stayed competitive, remaining within two baskets until half-time, going to the break 44-49 down.

Power drew even closer with the first basket of the third after a minute, but that is where its run ended. …

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