Lake Hawks wrap up their season with a 118-106 loss to the Chicago Steam in ABA playoffs

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The West Michigan Lake Hawks ended their season Saturday with a 118-106 loss to the Chicago Steam in an ABA playoff game in Illinois.

The Lake Hawks, who entered the contest with an 11-game win streak, finished the season with a 15-5 record.

West Michigan was hurt by a slow second quarter, when a series of unforced turnovers led to a 62-49 halftime deficit.

The Lake Hawks rallied in the second half, pulling within 110-96 with about three minutes remaining. But a backcourt turnover and a four-point play for Chicago ended up sealing their fate.

“We had a wonderful season and I’m proud of these young men that have represented West Michigan and Muskegon County,” said Lake Hawks Coach Ronald Jenkins. “We will be taking a few weeks off and getting back to it especially recruiting and looking at potential players for next season.”

Will Wright paced the Lake Hawks with 22 points while Jacob Owens and Idell Bell scored 17 points apiece.

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