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Newaygo 49, Reed City 40

NEWAYGO — The Reed City boys basketball team managed only eight points in the second half in a 49-40 loss to Newaygo on Monday.

The Coyotes are now 6-7 overall and 6-6 in the Central State Activities Association.

Reed City led 32-24 after a sizzling second quarter which saw the Coyotes outscore Newaygo 24-9.

“In the second quarter, we got on a roll and again, the halftime buzzer I didn’t want to see,” Reed City coach Dean McGuire said. “In the second half, we just didn’t attack the basket like we should and the result was missing a lot of four-footers that we normally make.”

The Coyotes were paced by Dean Eichenberg with 11 points, while Ryan Willis netted eight.

Reed City is in action Thursday when it hosts Lakeview.

Evart 62, Vestaburg 42

EVART — Evart improved to 5-6 with a 62-42 victory over Vestaburg Monday night in non-league boys basketball action.

Evart led 12-10 after the first quarter, 29-19 at halftime and 47-27 after the third quarter. Both teams scored 15 points in the final quarter.

Jacob Hopkins had 17 points while Nate Struble added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Evart. Jacob Fortune scored 10 points and Jared Pattee had six boards.

In assists, Pattee dished out 10 and Jon Hooker had nine.

“We had 23 assists compared to 10 turnovers,” said Evart coach Kris Morgan. “That’s a good ratio.”

Evart plays at Beal City tonight.


Pine River 62, McBain Northern Michigan Christian 33

LEROY — Pine River’s girls basketball team improved to 12-1 on the season following a 62-33 win over McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Thursday.

The Bucks were led by Jamie Justin with 20 points and four rebounds, while Cayman Gatt added nine points, five rebounds and three assists.

Haley Raymond had eight points and five rebounds, Kassy Nelson had eight points, six rebounds and four steals and Devyn Powell added six points, eight rebounds and four steals in the win.


Reed City ninth at CSAA

REED CITY -- Reed City finished last Saturday in the nine-team CSAA tournament. Thayne Steig was 3-1 at 119 pounds for third place for honorable mention all-conference.

The Coyotes had three starters out with injuries, including Adam Kehr.

Reed City is at the team districts Wednesday night at Farwell and the individual districts Saturday at Chippewa Hills.

Shovel the town

REED CITY -- Reed City’s wrestling team is offering to shovel driveways and sidewalks for members of the community on Friday, Feb. 15. Coach Roger Steig said the team is doing the service for free and will accept no tips.

“It’s something we want to do for the community,” he said.

For more information, call Steig at (231) 578-2072.