Coyote girls improve to 7-0

Brandon Wirth is on the defense for Reed City.
Brandon Wirth is on the defense for Reed City.

GRANT — Reed City (7-0, 3-0) led 28-18 at halftime and cruised to a 58-45 Central State Activities Association Gold Division win on Friday.

Alison Duddles had 15 points for Reed City while Kamryn Myers had 12 points, Emily Libey had 11 points, Alyssa Olds and Sidni Rushford had six apiece and Taylor Harrison had five.

“Coming back after a long break, I don’t think we looked too bad offensively,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. “Defensively, we didn’t rotate well. Overall, I thought we played hard.”

Reed City was scheduled to play at Tri County on Tuesday in conference action. The Coyotes then tip off a critical three-game homestand with games on Friday against Chippewa Hills, on Jan. 16 against Big Rapids and on Jan. 19 against Central Montcalm.

Big Rapids, Central Montcalm and Reed City all entered this week with 3-0 league records and were undefeated overall.

Grant 59, Reed City 51 (boys)

GRANT — Reed City was down 22-2 in the first quarter and fell in this CSAA Gold game on Friday. Reed City came back to 29-18 at halftime.

“We got within five or six, but couldn’t finish,” Reed City coach JJ Eads said. “We fought back, we just have to figure things out.”

Cody Kailing had 19 points for the Coyotes (3-2, 2-1).

Reed City played home against Tri County on Tuesday to tip off a five-game homestand. The Coyotes also are home on Friday against Chippewa Hills, on Jan. 16 against Big Rapids, on Jan. 19 against Central Montcalm and on Jan. 23 against Pine River.