Reed City girls stay busy on the basketball court

REED CITY — Basketball teams were busy last week prior to entering the holiday weekend.

Reed City’s girls competed in a three-way scrimmage at Evart against the host school and Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy.

Veteran coach Brian Koopman has been working with his team since school dismissed in June. Volleyball practices and camps will take over for Reed City in July. Koopman was happy with the progress made in June.

“We got a lot of things accomplished,” he said. “We have a good idea of what we’ll have to work on. We have an idea of what we need to do to fill the roster out. Now I can sit down with the kids and tell them ‘this is what you need to work on from now until next November.’”

The lineup also can change from now until November when preseason practices begin.

“We’ll have them again in November and see what happens,” Koopman said.

Koopman worked with players during a two-week stretch in June in the Reed City gym. The Coyotes are coming off a dramatic comeback season when they were 11-12 and district champs after having gone 0-21 the previous year.