Reed City girls down Chippewa Hills
REMUS -- Reed City's girls' basketball team (2-8 3-13) made it a clean sweep over Chippewa Hills (0-11, 3-14) this season with a 39-28 Central State Activities Association Gold Division win on Tuesday.
It was a defensive struggle most of the way.
"That was not the best played game by any means," Reed City coach Tim Beilfuss said. "It was kind of sloppy. We forced some turnovers. We're doing better with some things."
"I thought we played really hard," Warrior coach DJ Newman said. "I thought it was a physical game. I thought the officials tried to take control of it because how Reed City and us played last year. We improved a lot better than the first time we played them. We just didn't hit shots."
The Coyotes were ahead 9-2 after the first quarter and 21-13 at halftime.
Madison Wrisley and Addison Fate scored four points apiece in the first 16 minutes for the Warriors. Reed City's Paige Lofquist led all scorers with six points.
Isabell Bitler scored midway in the quarter for the Warriors who trailed 29-19. That's how it stood going into the fourth period. Wrisley scored to open the fourth, making it 29-21. But the Coyotes responded with a 5-0 run. Fate hit a three for the Warriors and the RC lead was 34-25 at 5:20. Demi Lodholtz's free throw gave the Coyotes a 35-25 lead at 2:55.
Taylor Neeb scored at 2:22 for the Warriors to make it 35-27. Taylor Harrison's two free throws gave Reed City a 37-27 lead. The Warriors weren't able to muster enough offense to catch up to the Coyotes. Alison Duddles hit two free throws with 1:04 to go to make it 39-28.
Shelby Fall had 13 points for CH while Sydni Nelson and Taylor Neeb had 10 each. Paige Lofquist and Harrison had eight apiece for Reed City while Christina Malackanich had seven and Lodholtz six.