Lewis set to have key role for Panthers as point guard

BALDWIN — Myah Lewis is in her second week of practice with the Baldwin girls basketball team with high hopes of helping the Panthers win plenty of games this season.

Lewis, a junior, is a point and shooting guard for coach Lee Vickers’ Panthers.

“It’s been going pretty good,” she said. “We run a mile before we start practices. We do a warm up lap, then our stretches. Then we run a mile. This is new. I like it.”

Running a mile “will make us more conditioned,” Lewis said. “We’re working on defensive setups and we’re learning how to dribble and that type of stuff. We’re working on the basic stuff.”

Vickers is in his first season as coach. That means there’s new stuff for her to learn, Lewis said.

She indicated her shooting and dribbling are equal strengths. She’s looking for inside shots and is looking to be a 50 percent shooter this season.

The Panthers have six of their first seven games at home. Overall, they have nine home games and 11 on the road.

The first four games at home are Dec. 2 with Bear Lake, Dec. 9 with Pentwater, Dec. 14 with Brethren and Dec. 15 with Grand Traverse City Academy.

The first road game is Dec. 16 at Mason County Eastern. Then the Panthers are off until Jan. 6 when they host Crossroads Charter Academy.