Childress does the job for Panthers

BALDWIN – Brandon Childress hasn’t been playing like a freshman in recent games.

Instead, the Baldwin guard has been delivering points and making other contributions like a seasoned veteran.

In Saturday’s 59-58 victory for Baldwin over Covert, Childress scored 19 points and had six rebounds. He also netted the winning basket.

The day before, he netted 18 points in a 60-40 Baldwin win over Brethren.

“We just wanted to get the win for the coach, it was a big day,” Childress said after the Covert game. “It might be the last time we and Covert get together. We made shots when we needed them.”

It was a nonleague victory, but was one that Childress and his teammates truly cherished.

“They made us work,” said Childress, whose Panthers will now take on the top two teams in the West Michigan D League with Bear Lake and Manistee Catholic Central. “We want to get ready for our next two games. We need to cut down on mistakes and play ball.”