BALDWIN \u2013 Basketball teams usually enter a regular season with hopes of going 20-0. Make that 22-0 now. The Michigan High School Athletic Association took action at a recent representative council meeting to allow, beginning with the 2022-23 season, high school basketball teams to play up to 22 regular-season games at every level (varsity, junior varsity and freshman).\u00a0 Teams previously played a maximum of 20 games during the regular season but this adjustment brings MHSAA school schedules in line with what is allowed in most other Midwest states. Also mandatory preseason practice was reduced by one week, allowing teams to begin playing games after 14 days instead of 21.\u00a0 \u201cI am for it,\u201d Baldwin boys basketball coach and athletic director JJ Eads said. \u201cOther states have played more games than us for a long time. I know BCAM (Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan) has been pushing for more games for several years now. \u201cIt gives us more opportunities to play nonleague games. We only had two the last few years. It is great to play against different competition in the area. Kids love playing games. But it means less practice time, and makes it difficult to find officials for more games. Ead expects to have 22 games for 2022-23. \u201cWe are still looking for one more game but should be able to fill it soon hopefully,\u201d Eads said, adding, on the shorter preseason, \u201cI am not a big fan of that due to the Thanksgiving holiday where it is becoming more difficult to get practices in during that long weekend. Overall though, it's not bad. Our season is so long already so cutting it down a week is okay.\u201d \u201cI believe it is a step in the right direction. Now we need more division.\u201d Boys and girls basketball teams play in four divisions across Michigan. Many coaches would like to see five or six divisions.