HAVING the home venue proved to be of little advantage to Yaralla Port City Rollers as it crashed to defeat in both its matches in the latest round of the Central Queensland Wheelchair Basketball League at the weekend.
Opening the round Frenchville Force got away to a quick lead at quarter time 12-6 before Yaralla pegged the lead back to two points at half-time.
However, Frenchville went on a scoring spree in the second half to run out a comfortable winner 45-36.
Led by Brisbane Spinning Bullets player Jason Holohan, Razorbacks was expected to be too strong and that was the way it turned out when it faced Frenchville in the second match. Without three of its potential match-winners Frenchville held on in the first half being 10 all at quarter time and down by just 24-21 at half time.
However, the Razorbacks used their superior size, speed and experience to good purpose in the second spell to finish a convincing 50-25 winner.
Holohan showed why he is so highly rated by scoring 22 points for the Razorbacks with Ben Lodewikus scoring a further 20 points.
A positive for the Force was the extended court time given to Keegan McCluskey, a late selection in the QLD Juniors team to play at Nationals next month, and rookie Lucy Kennedy.
Yaralla Port City Rollers met the Razorbacks in the final game of the round with the Razorbacks taking a big lead early from which it was never headed, winning by 46-34.
Returning from injury, Scott Simmons played well for Yaralla as did the improving Brendan Norris while Luke Christie had a strong game to top score for the Rollers with 14 points.
Yaralla coach Rebecca Smith and Razorbacks coach Jenny Anderson will team up as team staff for next months Queensland junior team that includes local players Todd Anderson and Keegan McCluskey.