LEROY\u00a0\u2014 Pine River\u2019s perfect mark in the Highland Conference\u00a0for girls basketball ended on Thursday with a 74-64 loss to McBain. Kassy Nelson led Pine River with 23 points while Julie Justin added 13 points and Anna Lindquist added 12. Nelson, Justin and Cheyanna Rizor all fouled out. \u201cI had to sit Kassy and Chey during the game because they got into foul trouble right off the bat,\u201d Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert said. \u201cWe were kind of in a hole that way. Kassy got her second foul in the first quarter so I had to sit her.\u201d McBain led most of the game. \u201cWe were down by six with about a minute left,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cThey made a over-and-back call that really hurt us. It wasn\u2019t over-and-back. A couple of the refs knew it wasn\u2019t the right call. The other ref insisted that it was. It went against us. We ended up fouling at the end. \u201cI was happy with how we played the game with the foul trouble we had. Playing in McBain, that\u2019s a tough place to play. I knew if we weren\u2019t at full strength the whole game, they could beat us. And they played a good game. They shot really well from the 3-point line.\u201d The Bucks are 8-1 in the conference and 11-3 overall. They are now tied with McBain for first place. Pine River is at Marion Friday Pine River won 64-40 over Boyne City 40 on Feb. 3,\u00a0Nelson paced the Bucks with 17\u00a0points.