Baldwin gains revenge over Crossroads

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s boys basketball team gained revenge over Crossroads Friday night in a 60-51 victory.

Baldwin, which lost at Crossroads earlier in the season, outscored the Cougars 23-11 in the first quarter.

“That was the reason for the outcome of the game,” Baldwin coach Kevin Dillard said.  “We have usually struggled (early).”

It was 34-28 at halftime and 46-41 after the third quarter.

Baldwin outscored Crossroads 14-10 in the fourth quarter.

“I’ve been really proud of how our team has come together in tight games and being able to hold opponents off,” Dillard said. “It will be a great assist to us come tournament time.”

Da’Ron Copeland had 20 points, followed by 16 for Deondra McDonald and 13 for Blake Dockery.

The Panthers, 12-5 overall, were scheduled to be at Lake Leelanau St. Marcy next Tuesday and at Bear Lake on March 3 in West Michigan D League play. Baldwin is scheduled to host Brethren on March 5.

“I’m hoping we continue to work on playing as a team and it’s nice to have had a few home games in a row,” Dillard said. “We have been on the road most of the season. It’s 12 away games and only eight at home this year.”