Coyote junior confident of more success for team

Brenna Westhoff
Brenna Westhoff

REED CITY —  Reed City’s girls basketball team heads into February with hopes of continuing to improve and chalk up some victories.

Brenna Westhoff, a junior center-forward, is among the players hoping to play a key role in upcoming Coyote contests, including a home game this Friday against Newaygo.

“We’re really young this year and we’re learning,” Westhoff said after a recent game against Big Rapids. “There were a lot of nerves (in that particular rivalry game), I think, with everyone. We were all nervous.”

The Coyotes in some games have struggled with slow starts. The key to fix that, Westhoff said, ‘is coming out relaxed, hustling and calm down.”

Westhoff said her role for the Coyotes has been “a little bit of everything.” She’s working to improve on her post moves and rebounding.

The Coyotes will finish out their regular season this month before entering districts.

“We want to win really bad and are going to work for it,” Westhoff said. “We have to cut down on turnovers and hustle more.”

Although the record may not show it, “there’s been a lot of improvement,” Westhoff said, since the season started.

Other home games for Reed City, after the Newaygo contest, are Feb. 20 with Big Rapids and Feb. 24 with Central Montcalm.