Reed City girls basketball team focuses on team building

REED CITY — Juniors Hanna Price and Megan Donley are two Reed City girls basketball players, who realize that the season has already started in June, even though it doesn’t officially tip off until December.

But basketball, like other sports, has a very busy summer schedule.

“We just got back from Frankfort on Tuesday (of last week),”  Price noted. “They scrimmaged there for two days. We had four juniors, one senior came and we moved up some freshmen. We did pretty well. We’re young but we’ll improve.”

Competition in Frankfort “was really good,” Price said. “Cadillac was there. Grosse Pointe South, Canton was there and made it to semis. There were quite a few teams there.”

Summer is especially important to a young basketball team, Price admitted.

‘“We have to work at playing as a team and getting to know each other,” Price said. “We lost a bunch of seniors.”

The Coyotes were scheduled to have scrimmages earlier this week at Mason County Central.

“I’m working hard on playing as a team,” Donley said. “It’s a big difference from varsity to JV. I’m jut trying to get into the scheme of things.”

The varsity game is more physical “and a lot more fast-paced than what JV is,” Donley noted. 

Both are also involved in volleyball. One day last week, they had basketball, volleyball and weight-lifting on their agendas.