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Baldwin scores 2,000th point, leads Nimrods past Speedgirls


February 27, 2018

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Watersmeet's Bethany Baldwin, right, goes to the basket as Bessemer's Caitlin Lynch (20) defends Monday night at Nimrod Nation in Watersmeet.

WATERSMEET - Watersmeet coach Brent Besonen was a bit worried the pressure of getting to 2,000 career points might get to Bethany Baldwin on the opening night of the tournament Monday.

She put those fears to rest in a hurry.

The senior scored 17 in the first quarter, surpassed the milestone in the third quarter and finished with 41 points, leading the Nimrods past the Speedgirls 64-46 in the first round of the MHSAA Class D District 127 tournament. The Nimrods will host Wakefield-Marenisco in a semifinal Wednesday night.

"I tell you what, she stepped up just amazingly tonight," Besonen sai...

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