PENTWATER — After falling behind by a 15-1 margin early, the Pentwater girls basketball team never recovered and lost a West Michigan D League game to visiting Marion at home Tuesday night by a final score of 50-23.

“We didn’t play as poorly as the score suggested,” said Pentwater head coach Joe Gorton. “We got a lot of really good looks, but missed some bunnies.
“Marion was able to turn those negatives into points early.”
The Falcons were also hampered in their efforts with the absence of two key players missing becaues of illness, and then lost a third to an injury suffered in warm-ups.
Despite those misfortunes, and thus being outmanned by the Eagles, the Falcons gave a good effort Gorton felt … especially his young guards.
“My young guards really stepped up when we needed them,” Gorton said. “(Ava) Johnson and freshman
Aubrie Adams really shouldered a lot of responsibility tonight and impressed against tough competition.
“My seniors played their tails off as well. Jocelyn Richison really left it all out there tonight.”
Pentwater had a better second quarter, but still was outscored, 11-9 and was looking at a 26-10 halftime deficit. 
Eighth grader Johnson was the Falcons’ leading scorer with 10 points while Richison added nine.
The Eagles (11-3, 9-2 WMD) were led by Jacelyn Moggo and Georgia Meyer with 12 points apeice to lead all scorers.

Pentwater (5-10, 4-8) will travel to Bear Lake on Friday.