All-CSAA team honors three Reed City girls basketball players

REED CITY — Reed City’s girls basketball team had seven seniors on the roster this season and three have earn honors from the Central State Activities Association.

Karah Hensel was on the first team, Makenzie Switzer on the second team and Natalie Westhoff on the honorable mention list.

The Coyotes were fourth this season in the 10-team CSAA with an 11-7 record.

Hensel in the conference average around 11.9 points per game with 4.9 rebounds. She averaged 2.9 steals and 2.8 assists per game.

“I thought she had a good solid season,” said Reed City coach Brian Koopman. “I knew every night she’d come out and give me 110 percent and do what she could do. She did that for us.”

As a key aspect of the Reed City offense, Switzer averaged nine points and three assists per game for the Coyotes.

“I thought she had a solid year moving from a shooting guard to a point guard,” Koopman said. “She did a good job for us. Emma Lockhart (now at Cornerstone) had been point guard the last four years. Switzer, this is her second year on varsity. Last year her role was mainly shooting guard. She played a little bit point guard but not much. This year the whole duty fell on her.”

Westhoff scored 149 total points during the conference season and averaged nine rebounds a game.

“She guarded the toughest person (on the other team) for us and then played offense too. She rebounded like no other,” Koopman said. “Just an awesome all-around kid. She wasn’t scoring for us but brought a lot of other things.”