Sophomore making key contributions for Coyotes
REED CITY -- He's a sophomore and it's his first varsity season.
But Canyon Reed has been making some vital contributions for Reed City's boys basketball team.
None of the contributions was probably bigger than the 12 points he scored in Reed City's 55-52 win on the road against arch-rival Big Rapids on Friday.
"He stepped up huge," Reed City coach Jesse Kailing said. "We needed him to do that and he did that through work ethic, movement wise and scoring wise. He did an outstanding job."
Reed had some key points and plays down the stretch against Big Rapids.
"Our defense was the key," Reed said. "It was our defense definitely. It's been a rough start but this game, I think, will boost our confidence and will get us rolling. We have to keep up our intensity. We have to keep working hard."
Reed is one of the bigger players on the team.
"My role is to keep the team going, try to get some points and play D," Reed said. "We're definitely making progress. We want to get our offense moving. We had good offense (against Big Rapids) but we still have to keep working on it. We want to keep our offense up."
Reed City is home on Friday against Newaygo.