Baldwin girls fall to Onekama

BALDWIN — Hailey Kott got the Onekama Portagers off to a high-flying start with 15 points in the first quarter and the rest of the team followed suit in a 65-26 victory over Baldwin Wednesday night in West Michigan D League girls basketball action.

Kott wound up with 18 points while Lindsay Nesburg added 12 in the Portagers’ victory.

Marissa Kelly scored all of Baldwin’s points in a first quarter that ended with Onekama on top 25-6. Kott didn’t score in the second quarter, but her teammates, using several steals and fast breaks, were able to help the Portagers dominate the action.

Tawny Kott and Lindsay Nesburg both scored six points in the second quarter. Nesburg connected on a 16-footer late in the quarter for a 40-11 lead. It was 42-11 at halftime.

Alex Torres led the Panthers with 11 points, followed by Kelly with 10.

“Alex has been a great leader on the team,” said Baldwin coach Antoinette Rewa.” She does most of the talking She comes to all of the practices and holds people together. She’s the foundation to our group and is trying to help the younger teammates and build up their skills.”

Baldwin, 0-5 and 0-6 is home Thursday against Custer-Mason County Eastern.

“The girls, obviously we’ve dwindled down in numbers,” said Rewa, who had seven on the varsity Tuesday, “but they’ve stepped up to fill other people’s roles and a lot of our players are younger so they have to play against stiffer competition and have to handle the ball more than they’re used to.”