THE Perry Lakes Hawks men’s up and down season continues with a split weekend.
After going down 126-87 last Friday night against East Perth Eagles, the Hawks backed up extremely well against Willetton to move back into the top eight.
The combination of Ben Purser, Shane Ross and Matthew Rosinski was the catalyst for the Hawks’ 95-90 win against the Tigers, scoring 81 of the team’s 95 points.
Ross and Rosinski provided the energy in front the biggest home crowd of the season, each putting in two big dunks, but it was Purser who was the star.
The captain had 32 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in an important win to clinch the season series against Willetton.
The Lady Hawks’ weekend was disappointing, losing to East Perth by one point (58-57) before losing to the juggernaut that is the Willetton women’s side.
Youngster Kate Duff had a breakout game against the Eagles, scoring 16 points in only 19 minutes, but it was not enough as the Hawks let a fourth quarter lead slip.
The Hawks simply could not match the Tigers on Saturday night, going down 85-61.
After a brief third quarter comeback, the women eventually went down but captain Belinda Mayger was the star with 24 points and six rebounds.
This Friday the Hawks face the Stirling Senators at home after playing them two weeks ago.
The women had a good game but the men will have to improve to beat the Senators.