Coyote girls enjoyed balanced scoring in 17-4 season
REED CITY — Tia Lintemuth had a pair of 11-point games for Reed City in recent weeks and the RC senior was among the reasons the Coyotes finished the girls basketball season at 17-4.
Reed City lost to Clare in the Class B districts last week to end the season. But it still was a memorable one for the Coyotes.
Lintemuth had one game in which she scored all 11 of her points in one quarter and helped Reed City put the opposition away
“We’re balanced in scoring which makes us an effective team,” said Reed City coach Brian Koopman.
“We just had to play smart defense and keep playing as a team,” Lintemuth recalled. “We’re doing good. We’re working more as a team now, playing smart and playing good defense.“
Lintemuth said late in the season that she’s playing better now than at the beginning of the season.
“I’m shooting more,” she said. “We’re going hard in practice and getting tighter defense and playing strong,” Lintemuth said.
Natalie Westhoff, a junior, in her first varsity year, also was playing strong for Reed City in recent weeks.
“I’m pretty comfortable now,” she said. “Summer basketball has really helped. I’m used to (varsity level) now.”
Westhoff focused on defense and trying to shut down the other team’s best player.
“I think I’m doing pretty good, trying to take away the girl’s opposite hand,” Westhoff said.
She’s among the players returning for next season’s Reed City team.