SBL: Perry Lakes Hawks heading to Rockingham for must-win match

Perry Lakes Hawks SBL captains Rob Cassir, Kate Anthony and Ben Purser. Picture: Travis Hayto
Perry Lakes Hawks SBL captains Rob Cassir, Kate Anthony and Ben Purser. Picture: Travis Hayto

THE PERRY Lakes Hawks will head to Rockingham for a must-win game this Friday.

The SBL men’s team were defeated in their first semi-final game 92-73 on Saturday night and lost 2017 League MVP Jacob Holmen to a knee injury in the first four minutes.

Holmen was scheduled to have an MRI on Monday for what could be a season-ending injury.

The team has their sights set on the next game against the Rockingham Flames to try and force the semi-final series to a third game at Bendat Basketball Stadium.

Men’s co-captain Ben Purser said the team finished the season in good form, riding a 12-game winning streak.

“Our focus now is to keep playing the brand of basketball that got us here and through the quarter-finals,” he said.

Fellow co-captain Rob Cassir said after a few years of scraping into eighth place, finals were not something the team took for granted.

“This season we hope to mimic the Lady Hawks’ success from last year and bring another championship to the club,” he said.

The Lady Hawks missed out on the semi-finals this year, but women’s captain Kate Anthony said the team had worked hard to turn around a tough start to the season.

“We’ve seen a lot of growth this year as our team is a young one, and we hope to see this continue through to next year,” she said.