Reed City senior set to play key role in basketball attack


REED CITY — Lily Heald is a senior who hopes to be a major plus in the varsity lineup for Reed City’s basketball team this season.

This will mark her second varsity campaign. She saw some playing time as a junior.

“A lot of times I was a wing,” she said. “At the end of the year, I sort of got switched to post because we had a lot of our big girls graduating. So they moved me into a post position.”

This season, Heald is slated to be a post again.

“We’re trying a new offense this year,” she said. “I’m on top of where the one guard is. My job is to get screens so she can get open and drive to the basket.”

Heald said getting low is among her strengths on the court.

“I’m watching for the passes that are about to come,” she said, adding that after three weeks of practice, the team has made substantial progress. “Everybody is catching up to speed quickly. The younger kids are stepping up and filling the roles that we lost last year.”

But there’s still plenty of work to do, Heald added.

“It’s the little stuff that we do, the fundamentals and making sure we’re patient,” Heald said, while adding that the team has been working to get into top-notch shape. “We still have a lot of running to do .”

The Coyotes opened the season Tuesday with Pine River, and are home with Cadillac Friday.