Wright enjoys solid start for Reed City

REED CITY — Kyle Wright has gotten off to a flying start for the Reed City Coyotes but it’s of little surprise to his coach.

Wright had nine points and 11 rebounds on Dec. 10 in the season opener over Cadillac. Three days later at Morley Stanwood, he had 21 points and 19 rebounds.

The Coyotes showed from the opening tip against Cadillac that they would be an active run-up-and-down the court type of team.

“We’re going to try to be fast paced,” Wright said, while adding “moving our feet” is the key to avoiding too many fouls which nearly cost the Coyotes the game against Cadillac.

The Coyotes had 12 3-pointers against Cadillac and seven against Morley Stanwood.

Driving to the basket and rebounding is his main role, Wright said.

“Finishing the play” and free throws is what Wright hopes to work on as the season progresses.

“Kyle Wright caused so many problems for them being on top,” Reed City coach Dean McGuire said after the Cadillac game. “He can get in the lane anytime he wanted. Once he got in the lane, he made good decisions with it.”

The Coyotes opened the season with a win over a team that went to the Class B state semifinals last season.

“It’s a big win. It’s always a tough game to start the year,” Wright said. “We knew coming in they’re a good team. They still are.”

Hustling and exercising more discipline will be the key to winning more games, Wright said.

The Coyotes were home Tuesday night against Holton and are at Newaygo this Friday in their final game prior to the holiday break.