REED CITY — Reed City basketball coach Dean McGuire had to admit that his team didn’t do too well on Saturday against Pine  River, Shelby and Maple City Glen Lake if you would look at the scoreboard.

But those games don’t count in the winter standings and it’s just a part of the process as the Coyotes continue with their summer schedule.

“We’ve been doing very well this summer,” said McGuire. “I’m really impressed with how our kids are doing. I’m not going to make any excuses but were missing some key pieces on Saturday. So I’m not too upset considering we were down to (not as many) kids there.”

McGuire, in his second year as Reed City boys coach, knows that summer schedules are tough to get 100 percent participation. But the key is learning to play together.

This week, the Coyotes are at Clare on Thursday and at Traverse City Friday and Saturday.

McGuire took the job about a year ago and was able to have a summer program with his team. The goal usually is to have basketball done by June as summer football takes center stage.

“It could be that all of our kids play football,” McGuire said. “The gym will be open a couple of days in July if they want. Anything would have to be in the middle school.”

A new floor will be placed into the gym during July, McGuire noted.