Reed City's first-year coach reflects on girls season
REMUS -- Reed City girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss can hardly wait to get started on preparations for the 2020-21 girls basketball season.
But he's going to have to wait.
The current coronavirus attack has put the prep basketball scene on hold and Beilfuss will be waiting and seeing, like all other coaches, when he can start making plans for next year.
Beilfuss made his debut with Reed City, which ended the season at 4-17.
"We won four games and doubled our total (from last year), which is nice," he said. "It was an interesting season. The girls put a lot of effort into it and that's what wanted to see our first season. We needed to get back into putting effort into it and see how hard they actually had to work to achieve things.
"We got that part we wanted. Our goal is to get into the summer and get into some more skill development. We're losing a lot (of seniors, six). I was proud of our kids and how they handled themselves during the year."
Senior Taylor Harrison put up 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals a game and earned all-Central State Activities Association Gold Division honors. She shot 74 percent from the free-throw line.
Sophomore Paige Lofquist was honorable mention all-conference averaging six points, four rebounds and three steals a game.
"It was a learning year with her being a sophomore," Beilfuss said.
Players returning include Lilly Andres, Demi Lodholtz, Lofquist, Christina Malackanich and Paige Williams.
"Christina, it will be nice to have her around," Beilfuss said. "She will be a major focus for us. She presents some problems for other teams.
"Our JV team has talented players and should fit in fine.