Baldwin girls host Crossroads Friday

BALDWIN — The regular season ends Friday night at home for the Baldwin Panthers girls basketball team in a Western Michigan D League home game with Big Rapids Crossroads.

The Panthers came into the week with a 1-16 record. In their most recent game, they lost on Feb. 16 to Northport 65-12.

The Panthers’ only win was 63-55 in overtime over Covert on Feb. 12. Alex Torres scored 36 points in a performance that featured a 22-7 Baldwin scoring advantage in the fourth quarter and 12-4 in the overtime.

“We have been doing very well,” Torres said. “We were keeping with them, kind of struggling a little bit. At halftime, we started to get up on the scoreboard. They had people that fouled out. By the fourth quarter, we were playing five against three. In the first quarter, I got a lot of threes.”

But since the Covert game, the Panthers have struggled.

“We get used to who they play, and we started to lose it,” Torres said. “We have to play like how we play.”

In Friday’s game against Crossroads, “We almost beat them last time. The first two quarters, we were up and then they were up,” Torres said. “In the last two quarters, we lost it. We have to work on defense and on our turnovers. We need teamwork and we need to talk on the court.”