Reed City sophomore excited with the future



REED CITY - It was another building season for Reed City's girls basketball team, but Christina Malackanich continued to play a pivotal role in the team's basketball success.

The Coyotes started practices on Nov. 9 for a week, then had a nearly three-month break from COVID restrictions before being able to restart the season on Feb. 8.

"It hurt a little bit because we hadn't played with each other for a long time," Malackanich said during the season. "At the start, we were a little bit off with our shots and everything. But now, we're getting it together. I was so happy to be playing basketball again."

Malackanich missed a few games because of an injury but recovered.

As a sophomore, it was Malackanich's second year on the varsity. Working the inside game and getting the putbacks was a key part of her game.

"In the paint would be my best shot," she said.

The Coyotes only won one game but Malackanich felt the program was taking a step in the right direction.

"It's a learning season," she said. "We want to keep working together."

Malackanich played volleyball in the fall and will do soccer in the spring. She points to basketball as her favorite sport.