Reed City girls continue to make improvements

REED CITY — The Reed City girls basketball team dropped another game after Chippewa Hills took the 45-38 win Friday night.

Reed City was led by Hannah Price with 10 points and Skiler Brigham with nine.

The Coyotes girls varsity basketball team fell to the Central Montcalm Hornets on Jan. 20

The Coyotes were led by a 18-point effort by Emily Libey, paired with six points from Alyssa Olds.

“I thought both games, we were doing a lot better job of moving the ball and finding the open person,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. “I think we’re doing a better job as a team. We’re getting more assists as a team. We’ve cut our turnovers down a lot. We’re playing well as a team.”

Libey, a freshman forward-center, had strong scoring efforts during the week, Koopman pointed out. She is one of two freshmen, along with Olds, playing on a team with just two seniors.

The losses puts the Coyotes at 0-11 on the season and 0-6 in their conference.

“They still don’t have that confidence for finishing games. Both those games (last week) we had the lead going towards the end,” Koopman said. “We just came up short. It comes down to confidenc inour shots and confidence we can win.”

The Coyotes were at home against state-ranked Manistee on Tuesday.

Reed City is at Tri County on Friday.

The Pioneer sports department contributed to this report.