REED CITY — It’s Emily Libey’s third varsity season for the Reed City girls basketball team and the Coyote junior is looking perhaps for this to be the best one.

“I improved so much from freshman year to sophomore year,” she said. “I want to improve on all areas.”

Libey is focusing on small forward.

“It’s the same as last year,” she said. “I’ll look to do more on defense this year and work on defense more, also on rebounding.”

Libey did plenty of shooting at 3-on-3 tournaments during the summer. She’s looking to improve her shooting and defense.

“I’d like to get my shot a little bit better,” she said.

The Coyotes are 1-1 after one week.

“We have a couple who are returning from varsity with at least two years,” Libey said, indicating “defense and hustling” are strengths. “We’ll be working on offense.”

The Coyotes open their Central State Activities Association Gold Division season at home with Newaygo on Friday.

Libey played on the 0-21 team which then emerged as a district champ last year. It was a major confidence booster, “knowing how much we can improve in one season. That was a big thing for us.”