Reed City basketball finds success against Newaygo

Reed City's Kyleigh Weck scored 11 points in Reed City's win over Newaygo.

Reed City's Kyleigh Weck scored 11 points in Reed City's win over Newaygo.

Herald Review photo/John Raffel

NEWAYGO—Reed City led the entire way in Tuesday’s CSAA home game. The Coyotes had quarter leads of 13-4, 24-8 and 35-21.

Molly Bowman had 19 points while Kyleigh Weck had 11 and Carly Carlson added nine points.

“We started the game on a 10-0 run,” Reed City coach Tim Beilfuss said. “We put on a lot of pressure and were able to create turnovers. Basketball is easier when you make shots. We were able to knock down shots in the first quarter. We were really aggressive with our zone and got out in the passing lanes and created things. Molly had a great game and Carly played really well.

“Kyleigh, we’ve been moving her around and she’s been adapting, playing more of a guard in spots where we need her. The kids are doing a great job and coming off that loss to Kent City (last Friday) and this was a good bounceback for  us.”

Reed City is 2-3 in the league and 4-9 overall. The Coyotes play at Morley Stanwood on Friday.


Reed City 60, Newaygo 33

REED CITY – Reed City boys basketball coach Brennan Walsh was happy to get this one in the books on Tuesday.

“Newaygo had won six of their last seven and were 5-0 in the conference,” he said. “This was an important game and our boys showed up with great energy and enthusiasm. We were up 32-10 at halftime. After a poor performance last Friday (against Kent City), we got back to our core principles and strengths defensively.

“Our communication and effort was good. It was fun to see what we are capable of. We are finally close to being as healthy as we can be. Getting Max (Hammond) back adds depth, playmaking and defense. Offensively, we still have some work to do but tonight was in the right direction.”

Reed City is 4-1 in the league and 7-5 overall and plays at Morley Stanwood on Friday.