BALDWIN — Darrion Hayter is a junior in his second varsity season for the Baldwin Panthers with hopes of helping the team be a West Michigan D League contender.

Hayter scored 12 points in Baldwin’s 70-48 loss to Chippewa Hills in Tuesday’s season opener.

He’s returning from last year, which he called a learning season. He’ll be a center for Baldwin. He’s hoping to be a reliable shooter for the team.

“You have to make sure you’re square with the basket,” Hayter said.

Baldwin has had up-and-down fast break teams in the past and Hayter expects it to be the case again this season. Right now the Panthers are carrying seven on the varsity.

Staying out of foul trouble will be critical Hayter said.

He expects the team to be league contenders.

Walkerville and Bear Lake should be among the contending teams, he said.

“We can’t have any silly fouls,” Hayter said.