Baldwin JV team falls to 3-2

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s junior varsity boys basketball team suffered its second straight loss of the season with a 50-38 setback at Mason County Eastern last Thursday.

Baldwin was up 13-11 after the first quarter, but the game was tied 24-24 at halftime. MCE pulled ahead 36-26 after the third quarter and had a 14-12 scoring advantage in the final eight minutes.

Andre Hobbs scored 24 points for Baldwin, which only had seven players.

“We were playing shorthanded,” Baldwin coach Bob Watkins said.

Darrin Hayter scored six points while Derrick Hossler and twin brother Dexter scored three points.

With the loss, Baldwin fell to 3-2.

“Being down two starters, we did well for a half,” Watkins said.

“We had it 24-24 at one time. But when you’re short on numbers and don’t hit the shots….”

Watkins said the team has been dealing with various issues in its efforts to have a full team and was hoping to get things going during a Wednesday practice in preparation for Thursday’s home game against Crossroads Charter Academy. There were no other JV games earlier this week. Saturday afternoon, the JVs will play Kalamazoo Phoenix at home.

In the meantime, Watkins hopes to get more players in his lineup while looking to get back on a winning streak.

“No excuses,” he said. “You have to play the game.”

Baldwin also have games at Traverse City Academy and at Walkerville.