BALDWIN — Ahmad Goram has been playing a key role at the guard spot for the Baldwin Panthers.

“We passed the ball well and got some good rebounds,” he said after the Panthers defeated Brethren last week for the last game prior to the Christmas break. “I’d say it was my best game. I played good defense and got back.”

Defense has been a key role for Goram.

“I’d say I’m doing well on defense and as a shooter, I have to contribute a little more,” he said. 

The key to being a good shooter “is not thinking about it so much,” Goram said.

On defense, “I think we have to work a little more on communication,” he said.

With such a successful start, the Panthers are playing with confidence, Goram acknowledged. He’s looking for teams like Crossroads and Walkerville to be among the top foes in the West Michigan D League.

In the meantime, Goram anticipates having a productive holiday break with practices.

The schedule resumes Jan. 5 with a road game at Mason County Eastern.

The Panthers are home on Jan. 10 against Grand Rapids Ellington Prep and also has a home contest with Crossroads on Jan. 12