Lake Michigan College's Men's Basketball season came to an end with a 112-88 loss at Jackson College. The Red Hawks faced a red hot shooting performance from three point range all night and did everything to keep pace, but in the end came up short losing in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XII District 9 game.
The Jets jumped out to an early lead (25-14), but the Red Hawks controlled the middle part of the first half to tighten the score. Gavin Rasler (SO/Niles, MI) scored multiple times in the post off of passes from Deion Gatson (SO/Cassopolis, MI) to cut the margin to 5 headed to halftime. Rasler led the way in that first half with 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting. Overall, the Red Hawks shot 55% from the field for the first half, but only 25% from three-point range. Jackson countered shooting 46% from the field, but an impressive 39% from three-point range.
In the second half, Jackson started off strong running out to a quick 18-point lead only six minutes into the period. The Red Hawks battled, but could not break into the strong deficit that had been created. The Jets were able to connect on 19 three-point field goals versus the Red Hawks only making seven on their way to victory.
The Red Hawks were led offensively by Gavin Rasler, who finished with 24 points. Deion Gatson also had 18 and Khaire Williams (FR/Detroit, MI) had 15. The Red Hawks finish the season 13-17 and 10-8 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference.