REED CITY — P.J. Jones has been contributing some valuable minutes from off the bench this season for the Reed City boys basketball team.

Jones and the Coyotes had a busy holiday break, which included a scrimmage New Year’s Eve against Pine River.

The focus of that scrimmage was “our trap, mainly defense,” Jones said. “Our defense can be a little better than it is right now. There’s always stuff to work on.”

It’s been a busy break.

“We’ve been in the gym,” he said. “Being in the gym is routine for us. We’ve tried to make it a habit of getting in the gym whenever we can.”

The Coyotes’ last game before the break was snowed out, making the scrimmages critical in order to get back into game mode.

“It’s good to get a few different looks against different teams,” Jones said. “We’ve been practicing against each other. It’s nice to finally see someone else besides ourselves.”

Jones said his role for the Coyotes has been defense and “to get stuff going on the defensive side of the ball. I’m coming along. I had a year off.”

It’s his senior year and Jones wanted to come out for basketball.

“I have good hands, good feet and good speed,” he said.

Coming into this week, “we’re still undefeated, so I’d say we’re looking good season-wise. We still have stuff to work on like shot selections, maybe,” Jones said. “The only thing we can control is our tempo, effort and attitude. If we are positive in all three of those things, then I feel like we can’t be beat.”

Jones was expecting Lakeview, in a game earlier this week, plus Newaygo to be among the toughest CSAA opponents for Reed City.