Baldwin boys team defeats Walkerville

Baldwin's Louie Jackson (left) tries to take the ball away from Walkerville's Collin Chase (right) on Thursday.

Baldwin's Louie Jackson (left) tries to take the ball away from Walkerville's Collin Chase (right) on Thursday.

John Raffel

BALDWIN — It was all Panthers on Thursday night with Carmelo Lindsey scoring 33 points and Baldwin’s boys basketball team coasting past Walkerville 77-38  in West Michigan D League action.

The Panthers improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the league. Walkerville is 0-4 and 0-5.

Baldwin fired out to a 23-6 first-quarter lead  behind Lindsey’s 16 points and was up 39-20 at halftime. Lindsey had 24 points by halftime. He scored seven points in the third and two in the fourth.

Louie Jackson scored midway in the third quarter off a rebound and it was 53-22. Lindsey added a triple and layup off a steal and David Lee had a putback to make it 60-22 after three quarters.

Jackson had 15 points for Baldwin while Chance Dockery added 12 and Lee added seven.

“Everything was good,” Dockery, a freshman, said. “The second quarter, we lost momentum. After we had a talk with our coach, we came out from halftime and played real good.”

Collin Chase had nine points for Walkerville.

“The guys started stepping up more in the second half,” Baldwin coach JJ Eads said. “We played in spurts tonight. We were coming back from break. A lot of guys were out and not at practices.”

Next week will be challenging with Mason County Eastern at Baldwin on Tuesday and Baldwin at Mesick on Jan. 12.

The Baldwin JVs lost to the Mason County Central freshmen 61-17. MCC led 43-6 at halftime.

Langston Ezell had nine points, Marcus Martin had five points and Avery Shooks  three for Baldwin.

Mesick 58, Baldwin 13 (girls)

 BALDWIN – Mesick handed Baldwin this setback on Wednesday in West Michigan D League action.

Baldwin coach Rusty Fullerton said it was the first game back from the break for his team.

“Nerves got the best of us,” he said. “We will have better outcomes when we get back to a regular practice schedule and get back in the swing of things.”

“When we got to the free-throw line, we looked much better than previous games.”