Reed City, Evart post girls hoop victories

Coyote boys dominate Lakeview

Carly Carlson was among the Coyotes' leading scorers with 11 points against Lakeview.

Carly Carlson was among the Coyotes' leading scorers with 11 points against Lakeview.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Reed City girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss liked what he saw on Friday when his Coyotes (2-2, 4-8) defeated the Lakeview Wildcats (0-4, 2-9) 61-24 in CSAA action.

Reed City had quarter leads of 24-7, 36-12 and 43-19.

“Everybody scored tonight which is a great thing always for any coach,” Coyote coach Tim Beilfuss said. 

Carly Carlson and Molly Bowman both had 11 points. Kyleigh Weck had 10, Christina Mackalanich and Hayden Cutler both had eight and Morgan Hammond had seven.

“This was the best start we’ve had to a game,” Beilfuss said. “We came out and put on pressure and wanted to dictate the things that went on in this game and I think we did that from the start.

“We had a really good first quarter. We got a lot of stuff inside when we put Christina and Kyleigh on the court together and got high-low against zones. It’s beneficial to us when people guard them that they do a great job of kicking out to the guards and the guards made shots right away. We kind of coasted after that. We came out the second half and had a long third and fourth quarter and really shut the door on them. We shot better from the field and free-throw line.”

Reed City plays at Kent City on Friday.

Evart 63, Houghton Lake 24 

HOUGHTON – Evart improved to 7-0 in the Highland Conference and 10-1 overall in this win while Houghton Lake fell to 1-6 and 4-6.

Addyson Gray had 15 points while Emma Dyer had 12 points and Kyra Gray added 10 points. Brooklyn Decker and Mattison Tiedt had six points apiece.

“Every other girl on the team scored tonight,” Evart coach Carrie Kunkle said. “That was kind of a cool thing to have everyone on the team score.”

Evart had 27 team rebounds and 32 steals. Addy Gray had five steals, Kyrah Gray three blocks and four steals and four rebounds, Dyer five steals and five assists and Brooklyn Decker three rebounds.

“We had very well rounded scoring,” Kunkle said. “The first half we played a little bit roughly and kind of got out of the groove. But we really came back in the second half and had a lot of steals, a lot of team play and a lot of rebounds. It was a fun night of basketball.”

The Bucks are home Tuesday against Pine River.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Reed City 60, Lakeview 30

REED CITY – Reed City (3-0, 6-3) dominated Lakeview (0-4, 1-6) in this CSAA Friday game.

Aiden Storz had 22 points compared to 15 points for Xavier Allen and 10 points for Ty Kailing to lead Reed City.

“Overall, we played with good energy but were sloppy turning the ball over,” Reed City coach Brennan Walsh said. “We also gave up too many offensive rebounds. Our upcoming schedule is tough with undefeated Standish-Sterling at home Tuesday, followed by Kent City and Newaygo.”