Senior guard likes Reed City’s district chances

REED CITY — Trevor Mund has been doing plenty of little things is his role as a junior guard for the Reed City Coyotes.

But Mund and his teammates simply want to do what it takes to enjoy a district title this week.

Monday, the Coyotes started their quest for a district crown with a 64-48 win in the first round of the districts.

“It was intensity and talking on defense,” Mund said. “They were a tough opponent. They came out with a lot of energy to begin with. They tried a lot of threes like we expected them to.”

The Coyotes are 17-4 and hope to make it two more wins this week for a district title.

“Defensively, I think we’re playing the best we have all year,” Mund said. “Offensively, we’re struggling a little bit. Hopefully, that will be better on Wednesday.”

Wednesday night in the district semifinals, Reed City plays Grant, which, like Newaygo, is a member of the Lakes 8 Conference.

“Newaygo and Grant are two teams we haven’t seen before,” Mund said. “They’re a man-to-man team more than Newaygo is. So it will be different on offense.”

Mund scores six points for Reed City in a game that featured plenty of production from various Coyotes.

“They can’t just stop one guy,” Mund said. “When you have your opportunities, you have to turn them in.”

It’s Mund’s second varsity season.

“I’ve improved a lot so I’m pretty happy,” he said. “Defensively, I’ve gotten better.”

Reed City tied with Big Rapids for the Central State Activities Association title. Now the Coyotes cast their eyes on a district title.

“It would be pretty special,” Mund said. “I think we definitely have a good shot at winning it.”

Mund is hopeful that the homecourt advantage will pay off for Reed City.

“That is huge,” he said. “To have the whole community there is pretty cool.”