KENT CITY — It was a rough opener for the Pentwater girls basketball team Tuesday night when the Falcons traveled to Kent City to take on Algoma Christian in a non-conference game.

And it started right from the opening tip, as the Falcons managed just two points in the first quarter and trailed, 11-2. It didn’t improve much in the second, either, as Algoma Christian rolled up a 12-4 advantage for a 23-6 halftime cushion en route to a 45-21 loss.

Pentwater only added two more points to its offensive production in the third period, but were still outscored, 9-6 and went into the fourth quarter looking up at a 32-12 deficit. The Falcons were outscored, 13-9 in the final eight minutes.

Jocelynn Richison was the Falcons’ leading scorer with six points, while Mackenna Hasil contributed five, Audrey Kieda four and Ava Johnson, Aubrie Adams and Mandi Sayles had two apiece.

Pentwater shot just 27 percent from the floor, and was 1-of-8 at the free throw line.

Schaefer and Hasil had three rebounds apiece, with the Falcons having 12 as a team. Richison had three steals and Schaefer came away with two.

Izzy Lakewood scored a game-high 22 points to lead Algoma Christian, including two 3-point goals. Makayla Afton finished the night with 16 points.

The Falcons (0-1) make their home debut Friday night when they host Walkerville in the Western Michigan D League opener at approximately 7:30 p.m.