Three Coyotes named to all-CSAA teams

REED CITY — Reed City’s boys basketball team was 13-3 in the Central State Activities Association this season for second place and placed three standouts on the all-conference team.

Jared Holmquist earned first-team honors while Dillon Lodholtz and Evan Stieg were on the honorable mention list.

Holmquist, a junior, averaged 14 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 steals and shot 50 percent from the field goal range and 73.5 percent in free throws.

“Jared, this is his third year on varsity,” noted Reed City coach Jesse Kailing. “He was very much deserving of first team all-conference this year. In our league if you were to pick a center or power forward, he’d be the first one you’d probably select. He’s more than just a basketball player for us. He’s our coach on the floor. He also was team captain.”

Lodholtz averaged eight points and 2.5 rebounds a game and shot 60 percent in field goals “which was outstanding,” Kailing said. “Dillon had the positive attitude all the time. He’s undersized for playing the power forward for us. He never complained about it. He played bigger than what he was. He’s 5-11 and played about 6-4. You have to give him a lot of credit. He played bigger than what he is.”

Stieg, a senior, averaged five points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

“He was our defensive stopper and also was our team captain,” Kailing said. “From his junior year to his senior year, he improved 100 percent in his leadership qualities. It was his overall competitiveness too. He didn’t like to lose. We always had him on the best player from the other team. He did a good job shutting down some good scorers this year.”