Boys basketball starts season 1-1


Arlen Hooks and Morgan Ott

The boys basketball team split their first two games against Altoona and Sewickley this past weekend.

Kicking of the season at Peters Township High School, Baldwin maintained a double-digit lead for much of the game. However, Altoona narrowed the lead down to five with less than two minutes to go. With key foul shots from Jake Monroe in the closing seconds, Baldwin secured the victory, 44-36.

“It felt good to get that first game out of the way. I saw a lot of good team chemistry for this early in the season,” junior guard Nick Fiumara said.

The following day, the team played their first home game of the season against Sewickley Academy. While Baldwin pulled out to an early lead and kept it all the way to the fourth quarter, Sewickley had a surge of three-pointers in the closing minutes to steal the game, 56-49.

“We made some careless passes and had a few uncharacteristic turnovers, but I know we will fix that as the season progresses,” Fiumara said.

Due to preseason injuries to guards Thomas Becker and Jeremy Jenkins, the team only played seven in their back-to-back matchups.

“Once we get our entire team healthy, we will be a tough opponent on everyone’s schedule,” Fiumara said.