REED CITY — It’s the final week of the regular season in girls basketball and junior Megan Donley, of Reed City, is hoping to help the Coyotes enter the district on a winning note.

“We just have to focus on working hard the whole game,” she said. “We’ve had good quarters but we haven’t exactly had a whole strong game. What we need to do is focus on working hard as a team the whole game.”

Donley and her teammates are confident they’ve made plenty of strides since the season started in November.

“We’ve gotten really better on defense,” she said. “Right now we’re working on our offense and trying to get our shots to fall.”

It’s Donley’s first varsity season.

“I think I’ve been playing decent,” she said. “My shots have been pretty good. I want to work to get it good and drive a little more and be stronger on defense.”

Late in the season, the Coyotes have been putting themselves in position to win games.

“We’ve been playing tough teams recently,” she said. “I think it’s helped us get better. Some games, like against Chippewa Hills we worked hard the whole game and it’s been close. We just haven’t been able to pull out wins.”

The Coyotes play at Chippewa Hills Friday and enter districts next week. They’re hoping to enjoy some surprises over teams before the season ends.

“We’re continually getting better,” Donley said. “I think in the end, we’ll catch someone off hard. We’ll just want to get better as a team. We’ve worked harder than we ever have.”