Cyclones head north

ROCKHAMPTON Hog's Breath Cafe Cyclones women's basketball coach Kevin Bolck is heading north with realistic expectations.

The Cyclones, who have one win against their name, hope to string together 10 players for this week's road trip.

They are still without aggressive forward Simone Grant, who is serving a fourweek suspension for a striking incident in the Cyclones' eight-point home loss to the Gold Coast on May 20.

Grant is not due to return until the Cyclones' June 26 home game against the Southern Districts Spartans powerhouse outfit.

Joining Grant on the sidelines for tomorrow night's clash against Cairns, followed by the Saturday night showdown with a quality Townsville roster, are sisters Kristy and Rachael Fisher, out through work commitments.

"We have an inexperienced and young team ? it will be tough,'' Bolck said.

"I'm just asking for consistent improvement and for the team to keep working and developing for the young girls playing next season.''

The Cyclones' game is again expected to revolve around US import Khalila O'Reilly-Williams.

QABL Sunstate Division women's points after Week 9 (winslosses. % points): 1. Townsville (90) 128.0%; 2. Southern Districts (71) 159.0%; 3. Gold Coast (6-3) 114.7%; 4. Mackay (5-3) 114.4%; 5. Cairns (3-4) 111.5%; 6. Brisbane Capitals (3-6) 86.4%; 7. South West Metro (2-7) 92.0%; 8. Northside (16) 50.3%; 9. Rockhampton (1-7) 79.2%.



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