Junior guard brings varsity experience to Reed City girls basketball lineup

REED CITY — Hanna Price is among the few returning players with varsity experience on this year’s Reed City team and hopes to play a key role in the Coyotes’ bid for success in girls basketball.

It’s her junior season. Price saw action in her sophomore year.

“It helped a lot,” she said of last season. “(Varsity) is a whole lot faster pace. So now I feel a lot more comfortable out there.”

Price anticipates seeing a lot of action at point guard, but also at the wing spot. She indicated point guard is her best position.

“I’ve worked on my ball handling and shooting and I can still work on it a little more to get better every day with my left hand,” she said.

Price acknowledged other teams may frequently test the Coyotes with full-court pressure.

“We’ll have some pressure, but we’re young and we work really hard,” she said, expressing confidence with the Coyote pressbreaker. “We’re fairly quick, so that helps.

“We’ve been working on shooting. We have some good shooters.”

Price has been a 3-point shooter in the past and indicated the Coyotes have some players that are able to shoot from behind the arc.

The Coyotes opened the season Tuesday with Pine River, and are home with Cadillac Friday. They had two preseason scrimmages  and “improved tremendously “from the first to the second,” Price indicated. “It was a lot better. We were more in shape. We were moving well.

“Every day we’re getting better. It’s one game at a time.”

The key in winning games, Price said, will be “playing really good defense and hustling on the court, putting it all together.”