Baldwin girls coach likes future prospects

BALDWIN — Doug Bolles finished his second season as Baldwin girls basketball coach and likes the future potential of the program.

“Overall our 4-16 record could be looked at as not a successful season,” he said. “However, playing with basically a JV roster, as I had six of my 11 players being freshmen and sophomores, we grew up tremendously throughout the season, being more and more competitive through each passing game. I believe we gained respect throughout the league from our efforts on the court.”

The Panthers will have some big shoes to fill next year.

“We graduate two valuable seniors, four-year player Makayla George and two-year player and captain, Nicole Mooney,” Bolles said. “We feel with hard work in the off season, with everyone that is coming back, the future looks bright and we are extremely excited about it. In the words of my team, ‘we can’t wait.’ No longer can teams look at their schedule and see Baldwin and think it’s going to be an easy win.

“If they beat us, they will earn it. The days of the Lady Panthers basketball team not being competitive is over, we are turning this thing around. Next season we will take the next step and earn more victories. I am very proud to be the coach of these awesome student/athletes.”

Diamond Cannon led Baldwin in points, with 10.6 per game, and Amani Freeman led in rebounds with 13.7 per game.