Olds looking forward to getting healthy

REED CITY  — Alyssa Olds’ basketball season with Reed City ended earlier than she would have wanted, due to an ACL injury.

But the Coyotes still endured various ups and downs.

One high moment was the second win of the season for the Reed City girls over Chippewa Hills. The Coyotes defeated the Warriors twice during the regular season.

“The last two games we had, I don’t know what’s been going on, but we’ve been in a slump,” Olds said after the Chippewa Hills game. “The first half, we were in that slump again. But in the third quarter, we played good defense, came down the floor on the fast break...we were good.”

The third quarter against Chippewa Hills may have been one of the best quarters her team has played all season, Olds said.

It was her junior season and prior to her injury the last week of the regular season, Olds had been battling health issues.

The season ended with a loss to Big Rapids in the district tournament.

“Our defense was opening up our offense,” Olds said. “We have to work on going inside strong and not being afraid.”

With two games left in the season, the Coyotes were 8-10. They ended up 10-11.

“We’re doing better than we thought we would,” Olds said.

She was hoping to play softball but will likely sit out the season with her injury.