MARION — Pentwater’s boys basketball team struggled to get its footing Thursday night in a West Michigan D League game at Marion and stumbled to a 58-36 loss.  

It was the third game this week for the Falcons and certainly fatigue could have played a role in their problems trying to get defensive stops against a strong Eagles’ offense.  

“The third quarter was the only quarter we were able to get some momentum and we scored 20 points,” said Pentwater coach Ashley Lubera. “The other three quarters we scored only four, seven and five points.”  

Mike Carlson scored 17 points to lead the Falcons, while Will Werkema Grondsma had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  

Pentwater (1-3, 1-2) travel to Western Michigan Christian on Monday for a non-conference contest.