Reed City girls edge by Fremont

Emily Libey drives to the basket.
Emily Libey drives to the basket.

FREMONT — Reed City (11-3, 6-3) couldn’t hit the shot it needed in the closing seconds and lost 45-44 to Fremont (8-7, 4-5) on Friday.

The Coyotes were up 15-13 after the first quarter but it was tied 24-24 at halftime and Fremont led 35-34 after three.

“It was close, right down to the wire,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. “We had a good opportunity at the end but didn’t make it. We made a lot of mistakes. We didn’t take care of the ball.”

Kamryn Myers had 15 points, Emily Libey had 11 and Alanna Nelson six points for Reed City.

The Coyotes are home with Grant on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Coyotes led 33-30 at halftime and went on to take a home non-league victory on Jan. 30 over visiting Morley Stanwood 56-52.

Breanna Berry had 15 points and had eight rebounds. Bethany Elenbaas had 14 points, five rebounds and three steals, and Emma Doyle had eight rebounds.

For Reed City, Libey had 24 points, while Myers had 10 points,

Alanna Nelson nine points, Taylor Harrison five points and Alyssa Olds four points.

“We fought really hard,” MS coach Rob Brauher said. “We made our mistakes, but kept fighting and fighting. We didn’t allow them to dictate things. Nobody likes to lose, but they showed their grit and I was proud of them.”

“Morley was aggressive,” Koopman said. “It was a game of runs out there. We kept battling.”

Herald Review sportswriter Max Harden contributed to this report.