Coyote ladys enjoy impressive win over Holton


REED CITY — The Reed City girls basketball team racked up 18 assists and 16 steals in a 67-38 victory over Holton on Friday.

The Coyotes are now 10-3 on the season and 9-2 in the Central State Activities Association.

“I thought we looked pretty good,” said Reed City coach Brian Koopman. “We had a whole week layoff and three snow days during the week. We started out well and we played well. I was pretty scared because Holton had been playing very well.”

Emma Lockhart led Reed City with 15 points, five steals and four assists. Karah Hensel finished with 13 points and five rebounds, while Kalee Hensel recorded 10 points, five steals and four assists.

Alex Donley netted eight points for the Coyotes.

Reed City began a busy week of action Tuesday when it hosted Newaygo. The Coyotes also will entertain Morley Stanwood on Wednesday and Lakeview on Friday.

“It’s the first time we’ve done it this year but we’ve done it in the past,” Koopman said, referring to playing three games in four nights. “We’re late enough in the season now that we should be in pretty good shape. We should be able to play three nights a week. Our practices are pretty intense and physical.” Koopman usually gets several players off his bench.

“I try to get every kid in every game,” he said. “My philosophy is if you work hard as anyone else, you’ll get in the game, Those who come off the bench do a solid job for us.”

Among the juniors new to the lineup this season have include Makenzie Switzer, Natalie Westhoff and Alaina Woodard.