Reed City basketball teams sweep Chippewa Hills

Coyote girls win by 4 points, boys have lopsided win

Reed City girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss (left) points something out to Kyleigh Weck during recent action.

Reed City girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss (left) points something out to Kyleigh Weck during recent action.

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REMUS – It was a tight one but Reed City slipped past Chippewa Hills 37-33 in a Central State Activities Association Gold Division girls basketball battle on Friday.

For Reed City it was 11-3, 22-9, and 30-18 after the first three quarters. 

Eight Coyotes took part in a well-balanced scoring attack led by Christina Malackanich with seven points and Kyleigh Weck and Rylie Shafer with six apiece.

“We got off to a really good start in first quarter,” Reed City coach Tim Beilfuss said. “We were up by 13 at halftime. Being up by double digits was really nice. It became kind of a slugfest in the second half. That happens when we and Chippewa Hills get together. We knew what we were getting ourselves into.

“Christina and Kyleigh got into a lot of foul trouble early. It was nice to have other kids step up. Casey Terryn, a freshman we brought up stepped in and had a good game. Kenzie Shoemaker played a lot of minutes and really helped us on the defensive end. We’re getting a little more from our guards. We didn’t shoot well from the free-throw line. In a four-point game, those really count. We can’t waste possessions where we go down and have free throws and don’t make them.”

Chippewa Hills was led by Madison Wrisley with 15 points and Shelby Fall with 10.

“Paige Lofquist for us gets everything going,” Beilfuss said. “I don’t think she came off the court tonight. She ran a good game at the offensive end.”

Reed City is 3-5 going into its game at Big Rapids on Tuesday. Chippewa Hills is 3-4 and will be at Central Montcalm on Tuesday.

Reed City 56, Chippewa Hills 19 (boys)

Reed City improved to 5-1 while Chippewa Hills fell to 1-5 following this Friday Central State Activities Association Gold Division game

Gage Saathoff had 10 points for the Warriors while Reed City was led by Canyon Reed with 13 points and 11 boards, Max Hammond with 13 points and Ty Kailing with 10.

“It was an unselfish team,” Reed City coach Steve Ernst said. “Seth Jackson and Xavier Allen played  nice floor games. Defensively, we looked more like Reed City.”

The Coyotes are home on Tuesday against Big Rapids.


McBain 86, Evart 49 (boys)

Evart fell to 2-3 on Friday with this loss to McBain.