Baldwin senior girls basketball player continues her comeback

BALDWIN — Baldwin senior Makayla George is five games back in her comeback stint for the girls basketball team and has liked her progress.

During the preseason, George injured her knee and later discovered it’s a torn anterior cruciate ligament. But she’s wearing a brace and has decided to keep playing.

“It’s going good,” George said earlier this week. “I’m getting back to playing. (The knee) is good. I learned how to play with it. Now I know how to play.”

Her best game was against Mason County Eastern last Thursday.

“I was able to get the defense to come to me and it opened girls up down low and outside,” George said. “I’m not really trying to score. I’m trying to get the other girls to score. I’m assisting and trying to do what I can to help on the outside.”

In past seasons, George has been her team’s leading scorer.

“Amanyi (Freeman) and Diamond (Cannon) have gotten to be a really big help down low,” George said. “Kiera (Barker) is getting used to being a shooter outside.”

The team is confident in every game it has a chance to win.

“Defense leads to our offense,” George said.

Baldwin is home Thursday with Brethren.