MUSKEGON — West Michigan Christian’s boys basketball team earned its first win of the season Monday night when the Warriors defeated visiting Pentwater, 58-48 in a non-conference game at home.

It was the completion of a grueling stretch for the Falcons that found them playing four road games in eight days.
The Falcons finished the first quarter with a 16-9 lead, but the Warriors rallied for an 11-6 advantage in the second and cut the Pentwater lead to 22-20 at the half.
WMC then outscored Pentwater, 23-13 in the third quarter and pulled into a 43-35 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors edged the Falcons, 15-13 in the last period.
Jared Olsen pumped in a game-high 20 points to lead WMC, with Caleb Tejchma adding 12 and Fisher Campbell chipping in with 10 points.
“It was a slow start for us, but as the game progressed the kids’ intensity increased and allowed for a small comeback from being down 7 in the first,” said Warriors head coach Justin Canan. “With a good shooting quarter in the third we were able to get a lead.”
Will Werkema-Grondsma led the Falcons with 17 points, followed by Mikey Carlson with 13, Jonny Arnouts with 10 and Kaleb Brown with 8.
Werkema also had 15 rebounds and Carlson 5. Brown added 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Arnouts contributed 3 assists and 2 steals as well.
Now 1-4 on the season, WMC isn’t scheduled to play again until Friday, Jan. 6 when the Warriors are scheduled to take on Grand Rapids Covenant Christian at Western Michigan Christian.
Pentwater lost its fourth straight game and fell to 1-4 on the season. The Falcons are off now until they travel to Kent City for a game with non-conference game with Algoma Christian.