Baldwin girls basketball player earns second-team recognition
BALDWIN — Junior Makayla George of Baldwin was named to the West Michigan D League all-conference second team last week.
George had an 11.7 per game scoring and 7.7 rebounding average. She shot 63 percent from the free-throw line (81-of-129). George had a high-scoring game of 32 points and a high rebound game of 15.
“She had a very good season for us and was our best player,” Baldwin coach Doug Bolles said. “She received high praise from our coaches in the conference. She’s our offensive Player of the Year, voted on by the team. She became a better team player this season and it led to us improving on the court.”
George is a three-year varsity player, two-year starter.
“She played all positions on the floor, but is mainly a guard,” Bolles said. “She has great ball handling abilities and she is a really good rebounder for her size. Makayla really improved her game this season on becoming more of a team player and putting the team first above self.
“We may not have shown it in wins this season, as we finished 5-16, but Baldwin improved greatly and was much more competitive than in years past. A lot of that has to do with the steady play of Makayla. She was our leading scorer and rebounder this season.