Reed City girls looking for wins

FREMONT — Reed City’s girls basketball team entered the holiday break with a 50-42 loss to Fremont on the road Friday in Central State Activities Association Gold Division action.

For the Coyotes (2-3, 0-2), Kamryn Myers scored 11 points while Emily Libey had nine and Alyssa Olds and Alanna Nelson had six.

“It was just a hard game,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. “They shot 33 free throws, we shot 15. We got into foul trouble early. The game was back and forth. They’d hit a three to go ahead and we didn’t recover after that.”

It was close in the first half at one stage, 18-17, Fremont, and the Coyotes stayed within reach but couldn’t get the key baskets.

“We’re young,” Koopman said. “The kids work hard and play hard.”

The Coyotes have been struggling to stay healthy. Olds has been battling early-season injuries and is back, although not at 100 percent. Libey was battling an illness, Koopman indicated.

The Coyotes now head into the holiday break and will try to regroup and get ready for the January portion of the schedule which includes eight games. All but one, a home game Jan. 24 with Clare, are in the CSAA  Gold.

The Coyotes will be home on Jan. 6 against Grant and Jan. 10 against Tri County. They are at Chippewa Hills on Jan. 13 and play Big Rapids at home on Jan. 17.