George returns to Baldwin lineup

BALDWIN — Baldwin senior Makyla George returned to the Baldwin girls basketball lineup for the first time this season on Thursday at Crossroads Charter Academy, but isn’t quite at 100 percent.

She has been out since the preseason.

“She’s probably at 40 to 50 percent,” Baldwin coach Bolles said. “She does have a torn ACL. The doctor released her to play. But she has to have the brace on. She can play and get what she can get out of it because it can’t get any worse. Or she could have surgery now. It’s her senior year and she wanted to play. We’ll take anything we can get from her.”

George, who is still wearing a knee brace, was happy to be back. She scored a basket against CCA in a 56-17 loss.

“It feels so great to be out there and be able to help my team out,” she said. “I actually felt comfortable out there right now,” she said. “I have to adjust a few things I do and adjust to my knee so I don’t get injured. I’m going to try to be a scorer and get in some defensive plays to help us out.”

The Panthers won their first game Monday night 41-21 against Muskegon Heights. They play at Grand Traverse on Friday.