Baldwin senior finding the groove with his shooting

Armando Jennings (left) has been taking the ball to the hoop with authority for the Panthers. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

BALDWIN – Baldwin’s boys basketball team is heading into the key stages of the boys basketball season and is getting a huge helping hand from senior Armando Jennings.

On Jan. 31, he had 26 points in a win over Bear Lake, avenging a setback from earlier in the season. He has also netted 24 points in a single game.

“We pushed the ball way better this time,” Jennings said after the 80-56 vicory. “We stopped their fast break better.”

The victory “was big,” Jennings said. “They beat us the first game. It’s a conference win and it means a lot of us.”

“We got Armando playing a little more,” Baldwin coach Scott Pedigo said. “Things are going well for us.”

Jennings a football lineman, has big physical size but has established his offensive credentials impressively in recent games. He’s able to score more than defenses might think.

Jennings has been a strong 3-point shooter but likes the post moves. He’s confident any shot he takes he can swish, as long as he’s open.

Baldwin is 8-5 overall and 7-2 in the West Michigan D league. A game with Brethren on Friday was postponed because of sicknesses involving various players. It will be played on March 3. Baldwin is set to play at Lake City on Tuesday and will be at Crossroads on Friday.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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