Baldwin girls basketball team ready to return to action

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s girls basketball team had a scrimmage with Buckley scheduled for earlier this week and has stayed active over the holidays as the Panthers prepare to resume the season.

The next game for Baldwin is Wednesday at home against Brethren, followed by a road contest Jan. 9 at Manistee Catholic Central.

Bolles noted that Makayla George has been the leading scorer in two of Baldwin’s first three games.

“She has real basketball knowledge,” Bolles said. “She’s real heady on the court. I look at her leadership every game.”

The Panthers are 0-3.

“They do what I ask,” Bolles said. “I’m still excited. Rome wasn’t built in a day. You have to take small steps. Makayla is one of our key people.”

The Panthers have had two games postponed against Traverse City Christian and Onekama. Makeup dates haven’t been determined yet.

“Bear Lake is one of the better teams in the league,” Bolles said. “It’s Bear Lake, Onekama and Crossroads. We’re looking up still to whomever we play. We want to keep improving over the second half.

“The bottom line is we have to make our shots. We’re starting to get better defensively. You can design plays all you want to, but the ball has got to go in the hoop.”

Baldwin had a three-game home stretch Jan 12, 14 and 16 against Traverse City Academy, Bear Lake and Crossroads.