Torres continues to shine for Baldwin girls

BALDWIN — In what’s been a rebuilding year for the Baldwin girls basketball team, Alex Torres continues to shine like a bright star on the court.

In a 59-23 loss to Brethren on Thursday, Torres had another big game with 16 points. She again was a defensive and offensive force for the Panthers.

Marissa Kelly added seven points.

“I’d like to score a little more,” Torres said. “I get frustrated. But my (teammates) are working really hard. Brethren was really good.”

Her high school basketball career is slowly coming to a close but Torres still wants to accomplish a few things more effectively, such as passing the ball. But having fun is the main thing.

Torres’ efforts have not gone unnoticed by her coach Antoinette Rewa.

“Alex has been doing a tremendous job on the floor,” Rewa said. “She’s a good role model off the floor as well. She’s a good leader for the other girls. She helps them out. As you can see by her game, it’s a lot of steals and a lot of rebounds. She always pushes the ball down the floor and is always ready to protect the basketball.”

Rewa has noticed improvement from Torres throughout the season “from the fact she’s well-rounded,” Rewa said. “As the other girls get better, she can use them and work off them, getting good passes and working with them to find openings and shoot.”

Baldwin has a scheduled home game on Tuesday with Manistee Catholic Central and is home Thursday with Bear Lake. On Feb. 29, Baldwin plays at Buckley against the home school in Class D district action.