Reed City wins two more, Coyotes honor Chris Mund

REED CITY — Reed City’s boys basketball team closed the regular season with a 72-50 win over Chippewa Hills in Central State Activities Association Gold Division action on Friday.

Andre Jones had 16 points to lead the Coyotes. Taylor Pelton added 12.

On Feb. 23, the Coyotes crushed Central Montcalm 80-37. 

Reed City is 12-8 and finishes the CSAA season at 7-5 for fourth place. The Coyotes play Harrison on March 9 in Big Rapids for a Class B district semifinal game.

Reed City athletic director Kris Griffin said with the girls and boys games against Chippewa Hills, both teams were recognizing the annual Paint the Crowd Pink night.

“National Honor Society students sold pink shirts and gave Chris Mund $2,000 and our boys basketball (JV and varsity) did a free throw shooting contest and raised $4103.85 that was also donated and raised for Chris,” Griffin said. “Chris was diagnosed late last summer with breast cancer. She has had several surgeries and is currently receiving chemotherapy.

“She has been our scorekeeper for boys basketball for many years and has been very involved in our athletic programs. The shirt sales were doubled from previous years along with the free throw shooting contest. I think that this is definitely a result of wanting to help someone local and someone that has been so involved in our school.”

Griffin said two of Reed City’s NHS members presented Mund a check and senior basketball players presented the check on behalf of the basketball team.

“It was a very emotional night for all of us,” Griffin said. “Neil Harrison spoke briefly about NHS and how many years we have done Paint the Crowd Pink and then I had Chris, Marty (her husband) and all three of her boys, Brian, Trevor and Spencer come to center court. I read something that I had written-the basic message was that we will not let Chris fight this alone.

“They were extremely humbled and very appreciative. We never thought that we would raise this much money. This money will be used to off set some of the expenses that result in going through something like this.”