Baldwin boys coast to easy win against Osawatomie
The Baldwin High School boys basketball team raced away from Osawatomie in the first quarter and then coasted to a 64-44 victory.
The Bulldogs were never threatened in the ballgame after building an 18-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Baldwin hit seven 3-pointers on the night, with juniors guards Chad Berg and Tim Craig both connecting for three from beyond the arch. Junior forward Michael Burton provide an inside threat, scoring 15 points to share game honors with Craig.
Coach Dustin Leochner was pleased with the effort, especially the defensive intensity, rebounding effort and offensive efficiency of the first quarter.
With last week’s Baldwin Invitational Tournament and this week mostly off as the girls play their mid-season tourney, it’s been two weeks since the Bulldogs have played a Frontier League game. That all changes Tuesday when Bulldog will be home to De Soto.
Although down this year after finishing second to Ottawa in the league and sub-state last year, De Soto will be a challenge for the Bulldogs, Leochner said.
“They are well coached and have a couple of good big men,” he said.
Baldwin is currently in second place in the league and in the seedings for the sub-state tournament.
“We want to keep that,” Leochner said.
Baldwin (10-3) 18 18 18 9 – 63
Osawatomie (2-10) 3 19 12 10 – 44
Baldwin: Tim Craig 15, Chad Berg 9, Luke Fursman 8, Michael Burton 15, Caleb Gaylord 4, Quinn Twombly 2, Colton Stark 2, Christian Gaylord 8
Osawatomie: Chisam 4, Allen 3, England 18, Soucie 6, Rayl 10, Russell 2, Gaines