Baldwin boys defeat Mason County Eastern

BALDWIN  —  Baldwin’s boys basketball team did not play a scheduled home game Wednesday night against Brethren because of the weather.

Prior to the loss Friday at Onekama, Baldwin played at Mason County Eastern on Feb. 3, and won 67-30. Blake Dockery had a big night with 22 points for Baldwin, while Da’Ron Copeland had 21 points and seven assists and Deondra McDonald added 18 points and 10 rebounds.

“We started out sluggish,” Baldwin coach Kevin Dillard said. “We didn’t have practice the day before with no school on the day of the game. I think it played a big part in our preparation for the game. It was 29-20 (MCE) at the half. This showed me we weren’t playing our type of basketball.”

At halftime, the Panthers regrouped.

“We did play a lot better in the second half,” Dillard said. “Even though we won by a big margin, the team nor I were happy with our overall performance. We are preparing for the tournament run (starting in early March) and want to be running on all cylinders when March comes.”

Baldwin has a busy schedule next week. The Panthers are at Traverse City Christian on Monday, and at home Feb. 17 against Bear Lake and Feb. 19 against Crossroads Charter Academy.