STATS read loud and clear after any basketball game - points, rebounds and assists are all quantified - but what the numbers don't show are parts of the game that also go towards winning. And Carly Boag led in both areas in the 78-58 win over Brisbane at WIN Stadium.
Boag's double-double (23 points, 11 rebounds) gave Bundaberg the upper hand against Brisbane in round two of the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) on the scoreboard, but her hard running on the floor was a highlight as was her presence on the court.
"Carly Boag is the find of the season so far, she brings a lot or hard work to the team," Bears coach Darryn Roach said.
"She is one of those players everyone wants to play with."
Adding to the power Boag brought to the game, in her first game for the Bears, Brookilyn Pope showed the Bears would be a force in 2015 with her own double-double (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Kylie Giles played a game-high 32 minutes for 11 points.
The contribution from the trio was not the only reason Bundaberg handed out some punishment to Brisbane, when players from the starting five were rested the women on the bench made an impact.
Cheshi Poston played 23 minutes and had 14 points, while Ashleigh Frampton clocked up 20 valuable minutes that will only add to her development as a quality QBL player.
Roach was impressed with the all-round team performance and he said it was great to see his players win a flashy game against Cairns in round one, and grind out a win the week after against a tough opposition.
After scoring 20 points in the fast break against Cairns the finish was lacking slightly against Brisbane, but with time together the Bears will get stronger and more of a threat.
Bundaberg has the bye this week and when the Bears return to the court for a road-trip double header they will be boosted by Boag's twin sister Christina, Caitlyn Clancy and import Emma Mahady.
The Bulls had tough day against the Capitals and suffered a 110-77 loss.
After the Bears' performance the crowd was jumping, and living up to its reputation of being one of the best in the QBL, the game started to plenty of noise from the stands but it wasn't enough to lift the Bulls to victory.
Imports Willie Shackleford led the team with a double-double (26 points and 16 rebounds) while Ricky James chimed in with 24 points and four rebounds.