Lake Hawks improved to 12-5 with two big victories over the weekend

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The West Michigan Lake Hawks are on a roll following a pair of big wins over the weekend.

On Saturday the Lake Hawks downed Team Network 106-93, and on Sunday held off a late rally to defeat Libertyville 127-121.

Lou Williams was the leader on both nights for West Michigan, finishing with 29 points on Sunday and 22 points on Saturday.

The Lake Hawks are now 12-5 on the season.

In Saturday’s win, West Michigan used a 27-17 first-quarter start and inspired bench play from Tyler Ingalls to grab the win. Ingalls finished with six points, seven rebounds and two assists

“Tyler Ingalls played key minutes and gave us a spark off the bench,” said Lake Hawks coach Ron Jenkins. “He played with a sense of urgency and with tremendous energy, which rubbed off on the rest of the team.”

Xavier Keeling dropped in 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the Lake Hawks while Xavier Fletcher finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks.

Josh Langford tallied 13 points, with six coming off monster dunks, and also had eight rebounds. Deonte Hudson had a big night around the basket, finishing with 17 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 points.

In Sunday’s action, West Michigan built a 73-54 halftime lead and withstood a late Libertyville run to gain the win.

Marquis Brewer poured in 22 points and had eight assists while Keeling added 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Langford had 20 points and eight rebounds for West Michigan.

Hudson finished with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.

 

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