The third time’s a charm for the Hawks as they finally took down Olympians with a 95-90 win in the return round of division one Geraldton basketball action. After suffering back-to-back one-point losses against the Olympians this season, the Hawks came away with the win in their third match-up on Tuesday. It was a tight game throughout the first, with just one point separating the teams at quarter-time but the Hawks second quarter helped win them the game, outscoring the Olympians by 11 points. The second half began with a Theo Bennett dagger three for the Hawks, but Koby Browne responded immediately, setting the back and forth tone for the quarter. Johny Narkle took over the game, going coast to coast on back-to-back possessions for scores at the rim, drawing the foul both times. Despite Narkle’s efforts, the Hawks kept their lead at 10 points heading into the fourth, and Olympians started to close the gap late but Hawks held on, walking away with the five-point win. Bob Griechen extended his lead as the league’s top scorer with 27 points, while Bennett had his best game of the season with 26 points, which included sinking six from deep. Narkle accounted for more than a third of his team’s score with 34 points in the loss. The Wednesday slate began with a thumping from the Pumas, as they recorded the biggest win of the season with a 67-point blowout against Stateside. Flynn Dillon was hot early for the Pumas, scoring 15 of the team’s 32 first-quarter points. A William Galvin bucket to start the second saw the Pumas lead extend to 20 points, and it kept building as Stateside went scoreless for the first six minutes of the quarter. Pumas’ aggressiveness on defence was the most dominant part of their game, as they continued to crash boards and come up with blocks throughout the match. Stateside managed to put up buckets in the second half, but couldn’t keep up with a Pumas offence that was firing on all cylinders. Pumas came away with the 116-49 blowout victory and the win now guarantees them a spot in the finals. Dillon dropped a season-high 37 points in the win, while Stuart Egan had 11 points for Stateside. The final match-up saw Chapman Valley extend their undefeated record to 11 wins, as they picked up a 98-65 victory over Trades. The Valley got ahead early with a 33-point first quarter, and while Trades had a spark in the second, Chapman Valley ran away with the game during the second half. Aaron Ralph continued to dominate from deep, scoring 28 points with seven three-pointers, putting his season total at 49 threes, which sits 20 higher than the next closest player. Lachlan Morphew had 19 points for Trades in the loss. The men’s division two matches saw Olympians beat the Hawks 64-62, Trades continue their undefeated streak with a 78-45 win against Chapman Valley and Stateside get up over Pumas 65-60.