Coyote senior reflects on end of hoops season


REED CITY — Kayla Davis and her Reed City Coyote girls basketball teammates, including the seniors, entered action last week putting everything they had on the district semifinals match-up with the Clare Pioneers, realizing it wasn’t going to be easy.

It wasn’t.

The Pioneers won and ended Reed City’s season at 11-10 last week.

The Coyotes prepared extensively for the game and watched plenty of film.

“They looked decent, not as good as last year,” Davis said. “They have other weapons besides (Lindsey Winter). She’s their main one. We have to work hard and play like we know we can.”

The Coyotes struggled with tough losses late in the regular season to teams like Central Montcalm, Chippewa Hills and Morley Stanwood, and still were able to pull out the winning season.

In a game like against Central Montcalm, “the shots weren’t falling,” Davis noted, adding that defense and taking the ball to the basket was a heavy emphasis late in the season.

During the season, Davis did a “little bit of everything” in her second varsity campaign.

“I think I’ve improved quite well,” she said, adding that the team, since the season started “is playing more like a team and making better passes.”

Taking two from Big Rapids was a major highlight for the Coyotes.

But winning districts was a top priority for Reed City.

“We want to show them how we can really play, especially after losing last year,” Davis said.

The Coyotes were disappointed with the loss but still ended with a winning record at 11-10.