Basketball: Cyclones short-circuit Power in two games
PORT City Power's title hopes were crushed on the weekend, crippling defence from the Rockhampton Cyclones deciding the Queensland Basketball League grand final series.
It took only two matches for the Power to lose the best-of-three series, two low-scoring affairs.
Gladstone Basketball president Barry Maluga was at the games in Rockhampton, and said the loss was hard to take.
After predicting a Power win in two, he had to admit Rockhampton won the title for a reason.
"You have got to give credit where it is due," he said.
"Our shooting percentage was down, all because of the pressure from them.
"We shot the ball at 33 percent on Friday, you can't do that and win."
Despite the disappointment, Maluga said the season was a success.
He said at the beginning of the year a lot of people expected both teams to miss the play-offs.
Instead, the women lost a grand final and the men lost a semi-final.
He said planning is already under way to go even better next season.
"That is the seventh year in a row we have made the play-offs," he said.
"For 2016, we will start now preparing for that and winning titles."
Game 1: Rockhampton 77 - Power 65
Game 2: Rockhampton 68 - Power 58