Reed City loses to Fremont, Morley Stanwood

Zac Saez goes to the basket.
Zac Saez goes to the basket.

FREMONT — The Reed City Coyotes fell to the Fremont Packers 43-41 after having the lead for the majority of the game.

Karsten Koopman had 14 points and Zac Saez scored nine, while Cody Kailing tallied eight.

Reed City (7-6, 5-4) hosts Grant on Friday.

Meanwhile, it was one of those games where all a team needed was one quick run to take control.

This seemed to be the case for Morley Stanwood (10-2) in its 56-46 non-conference boys basketball victory over Reed City on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

“It was a good game for us,” Morley Stanwood coach Bob Raven said. “Reed City is a quality opponent and (coach JJ Eads) does a great job with them. They can shoot the ball well.”

The Mohawks took a 16-15 lead into the second quarter. The Morley Stanwood defense shut down the Coyotes to start a run which gave them a 32-28 lead on a putback by Aiden McLaughlin. Carson Brauher hit two free throws for a 36-28 Mohawk lead and it was 38-28 at halftime.

“We got some good stops and I thought we were very unselfish in moving the ball,” Raven said. “We have a lot of kids step up. You can’t concentrate on one of them.”

It was 47-32, Coyotes, after three. But Josh Mund and Brandon Wirth combined for a 7-0 run to make it a 47-39 Morley Stanwood advantage. Landon Elenbaas scored two straight baskets to help the Mohawks regain control.

Kailing’s baseliner for the Coyotes with 1:52 to play made it 54-44.

The Reed City offense continued to be thwarted by key turnovers.

“It was a great game for awhile,” Reed City coach JJ Ead said. “The first quarter was exciting both ways. Both teams hit shots. The last few minutes of the second quarter really killed us. They got on that run. We got in a funk. It looked like they amped their intensity the last few minutes. We got flat.”

Brauher led the Mohawks with 17 points followed by McLaughlin with 12 and Callan Dillree and Landon Elenbaas with nine points apiece.

Anthony Pelton had 10 points while Brandon Wirth and Josh Mund had nine points apiece.

“We couldn’t make shots, and when we did, Morley would counter it,” Eads said.