REED CITY — Chad Samuels continues to get the job done for the Reed City Coyotes in his sophomore season.

Samuels scored 25 points for the Coyotes in their 64-45 victory Friday night over Central Montcalm. With a record of 11-2 in the Central State Activities Association, the Coyotes are tied with Big Rapids for first place in the conference.

“We came off a good game against Morley Stanwood,” Samuels said. “We worked the ball round a lot and got open shots. We knew we had to step it up big-time the second quarter and bring the intensity.”

Samuels hit seven field goals and three 3-pointers against Central Montcalm.

“I think we’ve been playing pretty good,” Samuels said. “As a team, we’re playing together and having fun. We’re playing good basketball.”

By winning the rest of their conference games, the Coyotes can do no worse than a tie for first place.

“Every game we look to get better and just take one game at a time and win all of them that we can,” Samuels said.

Reed City’s girls are in the final two weeks of the regular season.

“We’re playing more as a team,” said Reed City’s Tia Lintemuth. “We’re making smart passes and getting more steals.”

Lintemuth, a junior, has earned a starting role for Reed City.

“I’ve improved my post moves,” she said. “I’m a little better in my shooting and passing.”

Lintemuth is also working on being able to see the entire floor better. Playing as a team remains critical to her squad’s success, she added.