BALDWIN — Diamond Cannon is anxious to get the season going for Baldwin girls basketball team.

Cannon is expected to be among the Panthers’ top players for new coach Lee Vickers.

“We’ve been working on boxing out drills, so we can box out more on defense,” Cannon said. “If we have the defense, we’ll be able to stay in games. We need to have our legs for the fourth quarter, always.”

They’ve been working on various defenses such as the 1-3-1 zone.

“The strength right now will be offense,” Cannon said. “We need to work on defense. A lot of girls haven’t played since last season so they’re a little rusty.”

The Panthers have six of their first seven games at home. Overall, they have nine home games and 11 on the road.

This marks the second week of practices. Cannon has emerged as one of Baldwin’s most talented players.

“I’ll be doing a lot this year,”  Cannon said. “I had double digits in games last yer. But I want more.”

Cannon realizes she may be double teamed at times, making it necessary for her teammates to also deliver.

The first four games at home are Dec. 2 with Bear Lake, Dec. 9 with Pentwater, Dec. 14 with Brethren and Dec. 15 with Grand Traverse City Academy.