REED CITY — Meghan Borst is among the younger players on a Reed City girls basketball team working at making steady progress throughout the 2014-15 season.

Borst is a sophomore in her first varsity season. During the summer, Borst was asked to try out with the varsity.

“It was scary, but not too horrible, I guess,” Borst smiled. “I’ve been scrimmaging with them. But I didn’t know for sure. It’s been going pretty good.”

The key to making the step to varsity was “being confident I could do it,” Borst said. “I’m a post player, so I’m more under the basket.”

Getting rebounds and making putbacks have been among Borst’s main roles.

“I’m not doing too bad,” he said. “I think I’m doing pretty good. I feel very comfortable.”

Boxing out has been a key focus for Borst. She’s been looking to increase her offense. On defense, her role has been to stop her opponent from driving. She’s continuing to work on her shooting and dribbling.

Reed City has its game Friday at Tri County in Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division play.

“We’ve been making a lot of progress,” Borst said. “We’re playing more as a team.”

Continuing to play good defense is critical, Borst said.

The Coyotes have been playing without junior Lauren Voelker, who is out for the season with an ACL injury. “We’ve been pretty comfortable with each other,” she said.