Baldwin boys return to action on Thursday

Pine River girls defeat Lakeview

Baldwin basketball coach JJ Eads gets his team fired up at the end of a Monday practice.

Baldwin basketball coach JJ Eads gets his team fired up at the end of a Monday practice.

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 BALDWIN – Baldwin’s boys basketball team comes back from the holiday break with a 3-0 record both overall and in the West Michigan League with hopes of remaining undefeated.

The Panthers have a 5:30 p.m. game at Big Rapids Charter Academy on Thursday.

Baldwin scrimmaged at Pine River on Thursday to get ready for the next set of games.

“It was good to have some action before we get back at it next week,” Baldwin coach JJ Eads said. “It worked out well for the both of us we played with about seven or eight all night.

“We kept it pretty simple, played a lot of half-court man and just tried to work our way into it.”

The next home game is on Jan. 11 with Walkerville.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Pine River 46, Lakeview 40

LAKEVIEW – Pine River was up 11-9 after the first quarter and 20-19 at halftime but was down 30-26 going into the fourth.

“They played us in a zone and we really struggled shooting from the outside,” Pine River coach Paula Justin said. “We finally got some shots in the fourth quarter. Hailey Wanstead had a big fourth quarter. She had 16 points and 10 of those came in the fourth quarter.”

Wanstead also had eight rebounds.

Madi Sparks had seven points and five rebounds. Avery Sumpter had seven points and four rebounds. Lanie Sparks had six points and Amanda Hill had five.

Pine River is 3-3 and plays at home against McBain on Thursday.