REED CITY — Hanna Price and others on the Reed City girls basketball team will be playing their final game of the regular season on Friday against Chippewa Hills, but are also hoping for a successful postseason.

The Coyotes have made plenty of strides from last season when they didn’t win a game. They entered this week at 7-11 and have dropped several games with a strong effort. That included two losses to Big Rapids and other setbacks to teams like Morley Stanwood.

“I thought we played pretty good, got outrebounded and didn’t come out strong at the beginning,” Price said after the Morley Stanwood game, adding that when the Coyotes were playing well, “we were hustling more on the floor, and trying to get after it better.”

While the Coyotes wouldn’t have minded a few more wins, Price has seen plenty of positive aspects about the season.

“We’re working hard every game and looking forward to getting better for the districts (next week) and improve throughout the season,” she said. 

It’s Price’s third varsity basketball season.

“I think I’m more experienced,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s so much my best year. Seniors should be more confident. I’m looking to create offense and find the open person, and create things down the floor.”

To get key wins against top notch teams, “we just need to hustle and come out strong at the beginning of the games,” Price said. “We can play with anyone. We’re getting better every game.”