Emily Libey seeks strong ending to season

Emily Libey
Emily Libey

REED CITY — Emily Libey had one more regular-season home game on Tuesday when the Reed City Coyotes hosted Tri County for a girls basketball Central State Activities Association Gold Division contest.

It was a special game for Libey and her fellow seniors, who entered it with a 13-3 record.

She’s been a four-year varsity player, who began her career as a freshman when the Coyotes were 0-21, and then as a sophomore when they were district champs.

The Coyotes started out 9-0 and have gone 4-3 since after going through a tough part of the schedule.

“I think we’re getting better and better every practice,” Libey said. “We just need to work on the little things like not making little mistakes, and minimizing those.”

In her fourth varsity season, “everything has been pretty much the same,” she said. “We’ve got a little bit better in working the ball.”

There’s plenty, Libey said, she’ll miss after playing her final game in the Reed City gym.

“I’ve enjoyed the team and coaches. We’re a real good family,” she said.

Libey hopes to play basketball after high school. She’ll be running track again in the spring.

Reed City is at Chippewa Hills on Friday.