Reed City takes two wins, suffers one loss in home finale

REED CITY — It’s time for districts now.

The Reed City Coyotes finished their regular season with a home quad against three nonleague teams Thursday night.

The Coyotes, 10-27 overall, defeated Benzie Central 25-19, 18-25, 15-9 and then swept White Cloud 25-15, 25-18 with Ally Yarger serving an ace for match point.

Kingsley got the best of the Coyotes 28-26, 25-19 to end the night

“I thought we played well at times,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “Kingsley is pretty tough, but we played well against them. We served them tough and our defense was consistent. Our offense was a little better.”

Hanna Price served four straight points, including two aces, for a 15-11 lead, Sam Carmoney had three points and Lilly Travis served three to give Kingsley a 23-20 lead. Meghan Borst had a block for the Coyotes to tie it at 23-all. Reed City missed two match points and Alysia Folkersma’s block produced the winning point for Kingsley.

The Stags fired out to a 10-2 lead in the second game and built it to 23-15 later with a kill by Folkersma. A net error against Reed City produced the 25th point for Kingsley.

“It’s not where we want to be but we’re getting there,” Patterson said.

For Reed City, ace leaders were Price with 10, Skiler Brigham with six, Yarger with four and Liza Emington with three. Alison Schmerhorn had 18 kills while Brigham had 12, Ally Yarger eight, Meghan Donley six and Borst and Brenna Westhoff three each.

Price had 47 digs, followed by Yarger with 35, Schemerhorn with 27, Jordyn Storch with 14 and Emington with 13.

Storch had 27 kills and Emington added 13. Borst had five blocks while Brigham and Westhoff had three apiece.

“It’s been pretty good,” junior Megan Donley said of her team’s regular season. “Kingsley is a good team. We stuck with them. We did very good.”

Reed City plays at Chippewa Hills Wednesday in a Class B district semifinal match against Clare

“We saw Clare at Pine River and split with them,” Patterson said. “We beat them fairly easily one game.”