BRETHREN — Again, the Pentwater girls basketball team went into a game shorthanded when the Falcons traveled to Brethren for a Western Michigan D League game on Tuesday night.

Pentwater struggled to get its offense rolling, and dug a big hole for itself early en route to losing to the Bobcats, 56-35 for its eighth straight loss.

“Tonight, we weren’t able to come out with the same pop as we did against Manistee Catholic Central (a 40-39 loss),” said Falcons head coach Joe Gorton.

“Their size really bothered us, and we weren’t able to hang with them in the paint. Haidyn Adams played phenomenal. Beyond that, it was difficult to find offense tonight.

“We left a lot of good looks on the table, and it cost us big time.”

Pentwater trailed by a 20-7 margin at the end of the first quarter. Brethren outscored the Falcons, 15-10 in the second quarter and went into the half with a 35-17 cushion.

The Falcons rebounded some and outscored the Bobcats, 13-11 in the third quarter to go into the fourth quarter with a 48-28 deficit. Pentwater was outscored, 10-5 in the fourth period.

Adams dropped in 23 points to lead the Falcons on 10 of 17 shooting from the floor.

Pentwater fell to 1-9 overall and 1-7 in the conference. The Falcons next see action Thursday at home against Marion.