Reed City sophomore playing valuable role at guard spot

REED CITY   — Veteran Reed City girls basketball coach Brian Koopman has used freshmen and sophomores on the varsity in past seasons with one idea in mind: they’re going to see some action.

That’s been the case with Coyote sophomore point guard Hanna Price, who is in her first varsity season. She’s been a backup at the point guard spot.

“During the summer, I played a lot with the varsity,” she said. “But nothing was for sure until after I tried out.”

When she found out she would be on varsity, “I was real excited but I knew I’d have to work hard,” Price said. “It’s a faster game. You have to make smart choices and always take care of the ball.”

Her role has been to handle the ball.

“I take some shots, I handle the ball when I’m out there,” Price said.

The Coyotes are off to a 2-4 start.

“We get along well,” Price said, adding that she’s working on her shot and ball handling. ‘We have to work together and work hard in practices.”

Koopman said Price has been brought up to handle the point guard position behind McKenzie Switzer.

“We brought her up to back up McKenzie,” Koopman said. “She’s getting better.”