BALDWIN — Joe Demos is a freshman guard for Baldwin’s junior varsity basketball team, who has been among the top players this season for coach Duane Roberts.

He’s been among the Panthers’ leading scorers in recent games. He’s usually been at a wing and he’s focused on passing the ball. Demos has taken plenty of pride in being an effective passer.

“You have to make sure the guy is open,” he said.

Demos has usually taken good care of the ball. But he admits he wants to get better on dribbling.

“You have to handle it and keep your head up,” he said.

Against the press, Demos said he wants to react quickly and make the quick pass if necessary.

The Panthers, 5-4, will be home on Friday against Bear Lake and on Tuesday against Pentwater, followed by road games at Marion (Jan. 24), at Manistee Catholic Central (Jan. 31) and at Charleton Heston (Feb. 4).