Libey looks back at Reed City’s championship season in girls basketball

REED CITY — Reed City sophomore Emily Libey is now focusing on track for the spring season.

But the Reed City athlete is coming off a strong basketball season in which her team won the district title for the first time since 2000. The Coyotes were coming off a 0-21 regular season, but were 9-11 during the regular season this year and netted wins over Big Rapids and Clare in the districts.

The Coyotes ended up at 11-12.

Libey had both a strong regular season and postseason for the Coyotes who lost in the first round of regional play to Manistee.

“We worked hard the whole season and got the district win,” Libey said, adding that Manistee, “was a good team all together. We definitely could have played better. We never came in that position before to come out and play like that. But now we know.”

The two district wins meant so much to the program, Libey acknowledged.

“It means so much to win a district after finishing last year at 0-21,” she said. “Putting in all that work during the summer really helped. We hope to come back strong next year. We have a lot of stuff to go through during the summer.”

Libey is a sprinter and relay runner in track. The Coyotes will start the season in early April after spring break.