Reed City senior hoping to play key role for Coyotes this season

REED CITY — Skiler Brigham is among the two seniors on this year’s Reed City girls basketball team which opens its season at home next Tuesday against Pine River.

It’s Brigham’s second varsity season.

“We had a pretty even record,” Brigham said of the 2013-14 campaign. “I feel pretty comfortable. I just know I need to work more on defense.”

She’s looking to see action at either a forward or guard spot.

“I really want to focus on my shooting and ball handling,” she said.

Brigham also plays volleyball and softball and said she did a little bit of basketball during the offseason.

Her basketball strengths are “getting down the court, being pretty quick and if the other team gets a fast break, I can get down there and stop them,” Brigham said.

The key to have success early is “very good defense.”  Brigham said. “We are going to work a lot on that this year.”

The team should show steady improvement, Brigham indicated.

“We’re pretty quick,” she said. “I feel we can all get back on defense pretty fast. Our shooting isn’t too great right now (as of last week) but we’re going to work on that a lot.”

The Coyotes are also home  Dec. 5 against Cadillac. They open the Central State Activities Association schedule Dec. 12 at home with Tri County.