A third quarter edge was what Pentwater needed to top Bear Lake 40-37 in a West Michigan D conference showdown on Thursday.

The highly contested battle between the top two teams of the conference never saw more than a five point differential.

The Falcons rallied behind the solid play of Taylor Wilkinson who scored 14 points and had six rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win.

Pentwater was able to find its edge with a 13-9 third-quarter run after falling behind 17-16 at halftime.

Madi Wagner scored eight points for the Falcons (13-5, 11-1) who now hold the top conference spot by a full game ahead of Bear Lake.

Julia Hall had three assists and five steals and Jhordan Miller-Rowe added four assists and eight rebounds for Pentwater