Cadillac overpowers Reed City boys

Vikings enjoy nonleague victory

REED CITY – Cadillac stormed out to huge start and was able to control most of the action during a 62-43 nonleague boys basketball win on Tuesday over Reed City.

“They’re a good ballclub,” Reed City coach Brennan Walsh said. “They do a lot of things well. They’re big and they’re long and they execute. They’re tough.”

The Vikings led 15-8 after the first quarter and put on a smothering offensive attack in the second. Gavin Goetz hit a triple for a 25-10 Cadillac lead. The Vikings enjoyed a 33-12 halftime advantage.

Reed City fired out to a 7-0 run to open the third.

Ty Kailing’s triple made it 43-27 with 2:05 to play. Reed City’s Max Hammond connected late in the third period to make it 45-29, Cadillac, which is how it stood going into the fourth quarter.

Charlie Howell scored for a 53-33 lead midway in the fourth.

Allen scored off a breakaway layup to cut it to 57-40 with 1:30- to go. Riley Wade’s basket with a minute to play made it 61-43.

‘We didn’t put the ball in the basket in the first half but did a much better job the second half,” RC senior center Teddy Szymanski said. “We have to play a full game better.”

Max Allen scored 14 points for the Coyotes while Hammond had 12 and Kailing 11. Charlie Howell had 16 points for Cadillac.

Cadillac is 15-3 and Reed City 9-8. Both Reed City and Cadillac will be in the Big Rapids district at the end of the season along with Ludington and Hart.

“It’s a tough district,” Walsh said. “You have Hart in there and they haven’t lost. We have to take care of business on Friday. We have to do whatever we can to get into the top end of the conference tournament and try to win that. We can’t afford to lose.”

The top four teams will play in a two-game CSAA tourney in two weeks for first place.