WHITE CLOUD — Finally with a full roster after a roller coaster three or four week stretch having players out for various reasons, the Pentwater boys basketball team fought hard against Class C White Cloud in a non-conference game Monday night.
But, in the end, the Falcons found the Indians more of a challenge than they could overcome as they lost their fifth straight game, 57-35 on the road.
“We shot the ball much better tonight, hitting 46 percent from the field,” Falcons head coach Ashley Lubera said. “After some halftime adjustments, we came out with some pressure.
“With a positive mindset, speed and team chemistry, we focused on each possession and found a lot of success. We fought hard all four periods.
“But, the Indians were hot shooting. The fourth quarter was fun, and fast paced, but the Indians fell short of a victory. I was proud of our effort, and start to finish play.”
White Cloud finished the first period with an 18-10 lead, and then outscored the Falcons, 10-8 in the second for a 28-18 halftime lead.
The Indians had a 15-8 edge in the third quarter and headed into the fourth period with a 43-26 lead.
White Cloud finished the game with a 14-10 fourth period.
Leading the Falcons was Tyler Plummer with 11 points, two steals and two assists. Will Werekema-Grondsma had nine points, five rebounds and five steals.
Drew Kolenda added six points, two assists and five rebounds. Nathan Macher had four points, Campbell Miller scored four points and had six rebounds, Brandon Macher had four rebounds and Jonny Arnouts had four steals.
Pentwater fell to 2-7 for the season and is next scheduled to see action Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Brethren in a Western Michigan D League.