Dockery, Panthers ready to take on new challenges

BALDWIN — Blake Dockery continues to have a strong sophomore season for the Baldwin Panthers and is confident his team will turn things up several notches in upcoming weeks.

The Panthers were scheduled to play home with Pentwater on Wednesday.

The last action for the Panthers was on Jan. 19 at Kalamazoo Phoenix with a 71-60 loss.

“We didn’t play as well on defense,” Dockery said. “(Kalamazoo Phoenix) was decent. We didn’t play good D.”

Baldwin plays at Walkerville on Friday and at Mason County Eastern.

“We need to let the offense come to us and play better defense,” Dockery said.

Dockery, Da’Ron Copeland and Deondra McDonald have been forming a strong one-two-three punch for Baldwin. But it’s “very important,” Dockery said, for other players to make substantial contributions.

“You should go into every game with the mentality that you have to work hard,” Dockery said. “We need good defense.”

Dockery said he’s playing “all right, but I can always get better. I want to work on all of my game.”