Reed City boys basketball earns sportsmanship honors

REED CITY — The Basketball Coaches of Michigan (BCAM) recently released its sportsmanship awards for the 2016-17 season.

Reed City’s boys basketball team made the top 100.

After every regular season basketball contest, the game officials are asked by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) to provide feedback on the sportsmanship of both schools’ players, coaches, administrators and fans.

At the end of the baseball regular season, schools who had at least five games with recorded “sportsmanship scores” from officials are ranked by the MHSAA, and the top 100 boys teams and top 100 girls team, whose head varsity coach is a BCAM member, are awarded with a banner to hang in their schools’ gym.

The BCAM noted that 20 boys team and 18 girls squads missed out on the award this year because the coach was not a BCAM member.