Reed City senior enters 2015-16 basketball season with confidence

REED CITY — Hanna Price and other Reed City seniors are on a girls basketball team hungry for success this season.

The Coyotes showed improvement last year but found getting that first win elusive.

Last week, Reed City won at Pine River and lost at Cadillac. Price sat out the Pine River game with an ankle injury but scored six points against Cadillac.

Price said plenty of offseason work was put in to get ready for 2015-16.

“We did a lot during June, we went to Frankfort, MCC, Ferris and played pretty well there, a lot better than we did last year,” Price said. “We played tough teams too. We were used to playing together. We got more experience during the summer. That helps a lot. We worked on the little things.”

Price said she made progress on the varsity from sophomore to junior, but the most improvement has come in her junior to senior campaigns.

“Confidence and shooting and being more aggressive, I guess,” is the areas that Price said she has especially improved.

She played point guard last season and is looking at that role again.

“Every area can use improvement,” she said. “I’m focusing on getting better at everything.”

The Coyotes have several home games to open the season. Getting a certain measure of success will be critical, Price said, toward gaining confidence and momentum.

“We need to work together, play hard and never take any plays off,” Price said.