PENTWATER — Pentwater’s boys basketball team won its second straight game Friday night, cruising to a 71-28 thrashing of Big Rapids Crossroads Academy at home in the Western Michigan D League.
Starting out strong, the Falcons dropped in 21 points in the first quarter and never looked back.
“The ball was shared well by all the starters,” Pentwater head coach Ashley Lubera said. “Jonny (Arnouts), Will (Werkema-Grondsma) and Tyler (Plummer-Eisenlohr) put up 18 as a trio.
“We took advantage of our defense and speed in the second, and our scoring in transition in the second quarter.”
Plummer-Eisenlohr scored nine points to lead the charge for the Falcons in the second quarter.
Pentwater had excellent team play by the guards up front, and with the post players cleaning up down low, the Falcons took a 36-16 lead at the half.
“The starters led the charge in the second half, and I used three different blends of lineups in the second half,” added Lubera. “I saw a glimpse into a bright future ahead.”
Plummer-Eisenlohr fired in 20 points to lead the Falcons, and he added six rebounds and two assists. Werkema-Grondsma tossed in 14 points, hauled down 10 rebounds, picked off three steals and had one assist.
Arnouts was the third Pentwater player in double figures with 12 points, and he grabbed four rebounds, nabbed four steals and dished out three assists. Ten of the 13 varsity players got in the scoring column.
Pentwater improved to 4-8 overall and 4-6 in the league. The Falcons have a quick turn around as they travel to Bear Lake on Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. game.