PENTWATER — Everything went right for the Pentwater boys basketball team Friday night in its Homecoming game against Walkerville, except for getting shots to fall and that doomed the Falcons in a 58-43 loss in the Western Michigan D League.

A pep band was on hand to stir up the crowd. It was almost a tournament-like atmosphere that had the Falcons juiced up for a big night.

Which is what transpired. Other than the final score, Pentwater had all the numbers. The Falcons picked off 22 steals on defense, were fierce under the glass with 35 rebounds and attempted 88 shots from the floor.

“The effort was there, and the transition offense was great,” Pentwater head coach Ashley Lubera said. “However, only 17 of 88 shots fell (18 percent shooting).

“We were playing shorthanded, but the boys played their hearts out. Walkerville came in shooting well from the floor, and was determined to find a win after an overtime battle the last time we met.”

Leading the Falcons were Tyler Plummer-Eisenlohr with 24 points, nine steals and three rebounds. Drew Kolenda added 10 points, six steals and Campbell Miller contributed 11 rebounds and six steals.

The Wildcats outscored the Falcons, 14-9 in the first quarter and 7-4 in a low scoring second period to take a 21-13 lead at the halftime break.

Pentwater fared a little better in the third period, but the Wildcats made more shots and outscored the Falcons, 25-15 to take the floor for the fourth period with a 46-28 lead. Pentwater won the final period, 15-12.

Walkerville is 1-9 overall and 1-7 in West Michigan D League action. The Wildcats will host Marion on Wednesday, February 9.

The Falcons dropped to 2-8 overall and 2-7 in the conference. Next up for Pentwater is a non-conference meeting with White Cloud on the road Monday night.