Baldwin boys basketball team getting ready for scrimmage action

BALDWIN — It’s been a productive preseason so far for the Baldwin boys basketball team, and coach Scott Pedigo hopes it continues.

This marks the second week of practices for the Panthers. The season starts at Scottville-Mason County Central on Dec. 5. The home opener is Dec. 8 with Bear Lake.

“We’re transitioning pretty well,” Pedigo said. “As a coach you always feel you’re behind. I’m not sure if I’m where I want to be. The scrimmage next week will tell me where we’re at.”

Baldwin will have a home scrimmage with Reed City next week.

Pedigo has key returning starters with Deondra McDonald and Blake 

Dockery. But there are many other wide open positions. The scrimmages could tell Pedigo a lot.

“Guys look good in practice,” he said. “But when it comes to playing somebody else, it takes a little time to see who can really play.”

Quickness will be a Panther strength.

“I think our outside shooting is where we’re the weakest,” Pedigo said.

The Panthers graduated Da’Ron Copeland from last season. He was the team’s best 3-point shooter.

Pedigo doesn’t know too much about Scottville-MCC.

“We’ve scrimmaged them in the past,” he said. “They should be tough. I don’t know if I’ll have any film on them ahead of time.”

Bob Watkins is coaching the JV team.