Baldwin basketball team whips Crossroads

Panthers enjoy balanced attack

Baldwin coach JJ Eads is focusing on the final three weeks of the regular season.

Baldwin coach JJ Eads is focusing on the final three weeks of the regular season.

Star photo/John Raffel

Baldwin 80, Crossroads 20

BALDWIN – Baldwin won its sixth straight game and improved to 11-2 in the West Michigan D League and 11-3 overall with Friday’s home win over Crossroads (0-12, 0-13).

Baldwin had quarter leads of 25-8, 51-12 and 69-12 and outscored CCA 11-8 in the fourth. Jalik Hawkins had 13 points while Javon Hawkins had 12 for Baldwin, Carmelo Lindsey had nine apiece. Luke Roman had six for Crossroads.

“I kind of felt bad for Crossroads since they’re down their two best players (Roman and Raj Singh),”  Baldwin  coach JJ Eads said. “Luke tried to give it a go for them. He hit a couple of threes earlier and then he reaggravated his injury. They’re a really young group so we tried to mix in our JV group as much as we could.

“It was a good team effort overall.”

Baldwin is at Walkerville on Wednesday and home with Mason County Eastern on Friday with second place in the league possibly at stake.