BALDWIN\u00a0\u2014 Baldwin \u00a0boys basketball coach Scott Pedigo opened the practice season with his team this week. The season starts next month and the Panthers will have three full weeks heading into December when the season starts on Dec. 5 at Scottville. Pedigo said he\u2019s working with 12 players and may have one going down to the junior varsity. He was off for two seasons and Pedigo said he\u2019s working with players to get readjusted to his coaching system. \u201cWe\u2019re working on defense with our man-to-man pressure,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019ve done a little bit of offense, but not much. It\u2019s only been two days (as of Tuesday).\u201d On Nov. 28, Reed City and White Cloud will be scrimmaging at Baldwin at 6 p.m. The varsity is at Baldwin, while the JVs are at Reed City. There\u2019s also a scrimmage on Nov. 30 at West Michigan Christian. Top players are expected to be returning standouts Deondra McDonald and Blake Dockery. Both saw extensive action last season on a district championship team. \u00a0Malik Pollard is expected to be a strong player. He transferred last year and was ineligible at that time to play. There are other transfers Pedigo is looking at. Players like Ahmad Goram, Ryan Kolenbrander and La\u2019Kie Donald have been in the program in past years. Speed will again be a Baldwin strength. \u201cI think we\u2019re fast and are better running up and down the court then at half-court shooting, \u201c Peidgo said. \u201cWe need to get up and down the court.\u201d Three-point shooting isn\u2019t a strength right now, Pedigo acknowledged. \u201cBut we\u2019ll get there,\u201d he said. Da\u2019Ron Copeland, the top 3-point shooter from last season, has graduated.