Reed City sophomore having strong start to basketball season

Kyleigh Weck was also a standout in volleyball

Kyleigh Weck



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REED CITY – Kyleigh Weck and her Reed city girls basketball team entered the holiday break at 2-4, and are very confident as they get ready to head into the second half of the season.

It’s Weck’s sophomore season and the Coyotes notched a key 60-33 home win over White Cloud for much needed momentum prior to the break.

“We worked together and we competed,” she said after the win over White Cloud.

Weck had 15 points in the contest.

“It’s one of my best games,” she said. “I normally look to score.”

Most of her points came from putbacks.

“I can  shoot some times from outside but mostly inside is the key,” Weck said.

The Coyotes are also looking for Weck to get boards and she said her rebounding “is pretty  good,” with the key being her jumping ability and not allowing anyone to push her around.

On defense “you really have to see the whole court and know where everyone is going,” she said.

With a 2-4 record, “things are going pretty good,” Weck said. “Talking and hustling down the court are important.”

Weck was also a key player for coach Don Patterson’s volleyball team in the fall As soon as volleyball season ended in early November, basketball practices were right around the corner.

When it comes to volleyball vs. basketball, Weck said she likes the two sports “probably equally.”

During the offseason, Weck worked on both sports. There’s a few RC girls, besides Weck, who play both sports.

Right now, the focus is on the 2021-22 Reed City basketball season with Weck hopeful of helping the Coyotes have a winning record.

Weck is also hopeful of making softball plans when the season arrives in the spring.