LEROY\u00a0\u2014 Pine River (6-5, 4-4) lost 72-52 to Manton (11-2, 7-2) on Friday in a game which featured inductees into the school\u2019s athletic Hall of Fame. \u201cThey got off to a really hot start,\u201d Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said. \u2018\u201cThey had us down 14-2 early on. It was 18-7 at the end of the first quarter. We were in a big hole early. We were never really able to get it under 10 points. They hit 3-pointer in the game and we had none. That was a big difference in the game. \u201cWe didn\u2019t have a whole lot of balance. Mason had 21 points. We just did not find a whole lot of scoring opportunities out of that.\u201d Pine River was at Beal City on Jan. 31 and lost 71-61. \u201cBeal City had 12 3-pointers in that game against us,\u201d Goodenow said. \u201cWe seem to bring out the best in everyone else\u2019s 3-point shooting. We fell behind early and got it down to six points a couple of times in the fourth quarter but just didn\u2019t get over the hump.\u201d Hunter Esiline had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Pine River.\u00a0 Pine River is home with undefeated McBain on Friday in conference action.