Baldwin boys face Pentwater on Friday

BALDWIN – Baldwin’s boys basketball team will bid to put an end to its four-game losing streak when it plays at home on Friday against Pentwater in West Michigan D League action.

Baldwin defeated Pentwater on the road earlier in the season.

“We had a tough first half with them up there,” said Baldwin coach Scott Pedigo. “We started to pull away in the third. Things we were doing then, we’re not doing now. Anything can happen to us.”

Pedigo has emphasized in recent games that his players need to make smarter decisions in certain situations and not try to take it upon themselves to get something done without working with their teammates.

Prior to its Friday loss against Crossroads, Baldwin fell at Bear Lake 55-51. Bear Lake led 30-29 at halftime and 42-39 after the third quarter.

Against Bear Lake “I thought we played real well. It actually should have been 55-54. We scored and fouled them (at the buzzer) but the referees took off,” Pedigo said. You can see that on my film. It’s a tough place to play up there.”

At one time in the game, Baldwin had nine fouls compared to none for Bear Lake, Pedigo noted.

“With four minutes left in the second quarter, they had their first foul,” he said.

Karlos Perez scored 178 points while Brandon Childress added 12 points. James Blue and Devin Sparks-Burrell netted eight points apiece. Perez had seven rebounds while Sparks-Burrell and Andon Ware contributed six boards apiece.