Reed City senior reflects on turning point to season

REED CITY — A turning point to Reed City’s girls basketball season may have ironically come in the Coyotes 18th game, a 39-28 loss to Big Rapids.

After that setback, the Coyotes bounced back with three straight wins, including a 48-41 district semifinal victory against the Cardinals.

“We got behind right at the beginning and that kind of set us off,” senior Megan Donley said after the 39-28 loss. “After that, we didn’t have a lot of momentum going and we couldn’t connect. It was an off night.”

Big Rapids limited Reed City to 28 points in both regular-season games.

“Our strong suit on offense is against a man defense,” Donley said. “They run a zone and that’s our weakest offense. It’s something we’ll have to work on for districts.”

Considering the Cardinals scored almost 50 points in each district game, it would appear their offense got back in the groove. Working on rebounding and on offense and being more aggressive would be the key, Donley noted.

“We have to keep working hard to get better,” she said. “I’m trying to be really solid defensively.”

The Coyotes were 0-21 last season but bounced back to 9-11 going into districts.