Baldwin girls drop two league games

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s girls basketball team fell to 3-14 on Tuesday with a 38-33 loss to Walkerville.

“The girls battled hard all night through adversity,” coach Doug Bolles said, while severely criticizing the quality of the officiating. “We didn’t win, but there’s always lessons to be learned.”

Diamond Cannon led Baldwin with 19 points.

The next game is Thursday at Pentwater. The scheduled game at Muskegon Heights for Friday has been cancelled.

Baldwin plays Monday at Walkerville in the Class D districts against Manistee Catholic. The Panthers are 0-2 against Manistee Catholic this season.

The Panthers lost 53-27 on Friday to a Crossroads Charter Academy team that clinched the West Michigan D title outright.

Miranda Carlson had 18 points and three assists, while Jayla Strickland had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Majenta Robinson had 12 points.

“We didn’t really have any highlights,” Bolles said. “We’ve been playing well. But we were playing the first-place team in the conference. Hats off to them. Carlson played well for them.”

Amanyi Freeman had a strong game with 14 rebounds, while Cannon had six points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

“We showed our inexperience,” Bolles said. “I’m still proud of them. We have a ways to get to that level.”

Myah Lewis said defense has been the key to past success for the Panthers, including a win over the Traverse City Bulldogs last week.

“Our offense, we’re always feeding the down-low players,” Lewis said. “I’m a shooting guard and point guard. On offense, shooting and dribbling (are her strengths).”

Jaylee Warren agreed that defense was the key to last week’s win.

“We did really good on defense,” she said. “That makes it easier on offense.”

CCA is 17-1 overall and 14-0 in the league.