REED CITY -- Reed City girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss enters this week with hopes the home-court advantage and a healthier team will pay off with more wins.

The Coyotes entered the week at 2-9 overall and 2-5 in the conference. They lost to Fremont on Friday 41-19.

"We were down 18-8 at halftime," Beilfuss said. "We haven't been able to put the ball in the bucket the last couple of games. But we've got our kids back healthy."

This week, they were scheduled to have CSAA Gold home games with Newaygo on Tuesday and Grant on Friday.

"We have a slew of home games coming up so that will be nice for our kids," Beilfuss said. "We play better at home, which you're supposed to."

Injuries and illnesses such as flu and influenza have been a struggle for the Coyotes all season, but Beilfuss is hoping this will be behind the team as soon as possible.

"We've got everybody back," he said. "I have some kids a little bit under the weather. We should be fine this week. We have to work on our conditioning."

The Coyotes had previously postponed the game with Newaygo because of the weather. But due to the flu outbreak, Beilfuss acknowledged he didn't know if he'd have enough healthy players or not.

"We found an open day both teams could work with," Beilfuss said.