Reed City girls defeat Chippewa Hills

Coyotes notch CSAA win

Reed City's Kyleigh Weck battles Chippewa Hills' Kendra Ray for rebounding positioning,

Reed City's Kyleigh Weck battles Chippewa Hills' Kendra Ray for rebounding positioning,

Herald Review photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Reed City’s girls basketball netted 22 points in the fourth quarter to cinch Friday’s night’s 58-35 win over the Chippewa Hills Warriors in Central State Activities Association action.

She Coyotes were up 12-7 after the first quarter, 19-11 at halftime and 36-21 after the third quarter. They outscored the Warriors 22-14 in the fourth.

“The second half it was a totally different team,” Reed City coach Tim Beilfuss said. “We had 39 points the second half which is a big deal for us. We challenged them at halftime. We struggled in the first half boxing out but we did a much better job, putting a full man on them and exercising pressure and creating pressure like we wanted.”

It was a big night for Christina Malackanich with 21 points and Kyleigh Weck with 14 to lead the Coyote attack. Paige Lofquist and Alex Stein had six points apiece for Reed City.

“Weck and Malackanich right now are playing at a much higher level,” Beilfuss said. “Christina had a great game with 21 points. She really took care of the paint tonight.”

Madison Wrisley had 14 for the Warriors while Shelby Fall had 12.

“After the first quarter, we didn’t play real well,” Warrior coach DJ Newman said. “We came out OK. But then we didn’t box out and hit shots. It was too many turnovers.”

Madison Wrisley had 14 for the Warriors while Shelby Fall had 12.

Chippewa Hills is 1-9 in the CSAA and 5-11 overall. Reed City improves to 6-4 and 7-9 and plays at Big Rapids on Tuesday. Chippewa Hills is at home against Central Montcalm on Tuesday.

Pine River 52, Beal City 35

LEROY – Madi Sparks had 20 points for Pine River plus eight rebounds and five assists, to lead the Bucks past Beal City on Friday in Highland Conference action.

Hailey Wanstead had 16 points and five rebounds for Pine River while Amanda Hill had six points and three boards.

Pine River is 4-8 in the league and 6-10 overall and is at McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Tuesday.