Young Reed City hoops squad saw success in '21-22

The Reed City boys basketball team finished third in the CSAA Gold Conference.

The Reed City boys basketball team finished third in the CSAA Gold Conference.

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REED CITY — After contending for a league title for most of the season in 2021-22, the Reed City boys’ basketball team looks to make another step forward next season.

Overall, the Coyote boys produced a 14-7 record and finished third in the CSAA Gold with a 10-4 conference record.

Reed City was coached by Steve Ernst, but he has since resigned from the position, which leaves it vacant for the time being.

The Coyotes are currently in the process of searching for a new coach.

“We were a young team and we had opportunities to contend for first place in the CSAA Gold, but simply came up short,” RC Athletic Director Ryan Hansen said.

There were a number of standout performances on the court for Reed City this season, with junior Seth Jackson and senior team captain Canyon Reed leading the way.

Jackson was named First Team All-CSAA Gold, while Reed was an Honorable Mention.

Jackson scored 11.3 points per game, and averaged 6.7 rebounds, as well as 2.4 steals per game. He made 41.3% of his field-goal attempts.

Reed recorded 26 blocks, and averaged 10.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 57.4% from the field.

Reed, along with fellow seniors Isaiah Moore and Dylan Schebil, will be the only players that will not return next year.

“Our seniors will be deeply missed,” Hansen said. “Not only are they good young basketball players, but they are great young men.”

As far as the future is concerned Hansen is remaining optimistic.

“We do bring back a solid nucleus of talent,” Hansen said. “Next year should be very exciting.”