Libey making key contributions for Reed City girls basketball team

REED CITY — Emily Libey is looking to be among the key contributors for Reed City’s girls basketball team this season.

“Our defense was good once we changed our zones,” Libey said after the 48-44 win over Pine River in the recent season opener. “Our offense started falling together.”

The Coyotes were 0-21 last season but the win over Pine River was a huge one.

“This was a big win for us,” Libey said. “It was our first game and we were a little nervous. We need to calm down.”

It’s her second season on the varsity, but Libey said her role is about the same compared to last winter.

“I play more positions this year, probably a three, two, five sometimes,” she said. “But basically, it’s the same as last year.”

Libey saw some things she liked about the Pine River game that the Coyotes will seek to duplicate or improve upon in the future.

“We worked together way tonight better than last year and that was the key,” she said after the Pine River game, adding that areas of improvement could be “maybe our boxing out and shooting. Boxing out is a big one.”

Libey said she wants to improve on “post moves, boxing out, remembering stuff better. I’m working on a lot of things.”

Reed City was 2-2 prior to a game at Manistee on Tuesday. The Coyotes have a Central State Activities Association Gold Division home game Friday against Newaygo.