The Falcons went to Big Rapids for a Western Michigan D League contest with Crossroads Academy in a varsity contest and returned with a 73-20 victory that they dominated throughout.
“The starters came out strong and found some balanced scoring, with defensive stops and transition baskets,” Pentwater coach Ashley Lubera said. “In the second half, we continued strong, with support from all players contributing on the boards, offensively and kept making defensive stops. It was a great conference win, and great teamwork.”
Pentwater came out hot, and didn’t show any sign of rust from the layoff. The Falcons kept on rolling in the second quarter, outscoring the Cougars, 24-0 and led, 48-6 at the half.
Seven different players scored for the Falcons in the first half, and they shot 46 percent from the floor as a team over the first two quarters.
Big Rapids (0-6 overall, 0-6 WMD) picked up its scoring in the third quarter, but the Falcons had a 14-10 edge and took a 62-16 lead into the final stanza, during which the Falcons outscored the Cougars, 13-0.
Tyler Plummer fired in 22 points to lead the Falcons. He also hauled down six rebounds and picked off five steals. Will Werkema Grondsma pumped in 17 points, grabbed eight boards, dished out five assists and had two steals.
Mikey Carlson contributed eight points, Jonny Arnouts added eight points, nine rebounds and four assists. Campbell Miller had nine rebounds and four points.
Pentwater improved to 2-1 in the conference and 2-2 overall. The Falcons are off again now until next Thursday, Jan. 20 when they are scheduled to host Manistee Catholic Central in another WMD game.