Reed City senior confident of even more success for team

REED CITY —  P.J. Jones is among the Reed City seniors eager to leave the season on a high note.

But Jones and his teammates still realize there’s plenty of work to do.

Reed City is coming off a week in which the Coyotes were 3-0 with victories over Chippewa Hills, Big Rapids and Hesperia.

The win over Big Rapids, 59-57, was especially sweet. The two teams meet again next Tuesday in Reed City.

“Work hard on defense, make sure we’re getting back in transition, taking care of the ball is the biggest issue and trying to get our shots to fall,” Jones said while reflecting on the win against Big Rapids. “Both teams definitely play hard. At the end, it showed who wanted it a little more.”

The fact that it came against Big Rapids made it even more fun for the Coyotes.

“It’s a big rivalry,” Jones said. “It’s always good, especially winning on their home court. With that being said, they’re probably going look to come here (for a win).”

Jones had another strong floor game and continues to give the Coyotes depth from off the bench.

The wins over Chippewa Hills and Big Rapids came after a loss Feb. 7 at Lakeview for the Coyotes.

“Lakeview, it was definitely a tough game for us,” Jones said. “Now we’re rolling again. We couldn’t hit and they couldn’t miss.”

Jones has been on the court looking to bring defense and energy to the team.

“My offensive game could get a little better,” he said. “Defensive-wise, I think I’m safe and sound.”

There’s less than two weeks to go in the regular season and Reed City probably needs to win the rest of its Central State Activities Association games to have a chance to win the league.

The Coyotes host districts the week of March 3.

“We have to keep working hard, keep up the intensity, fight and never give up and the rest will take care of itself,” Jones said.