REED CITY \u2014 Some hot shooting from Clare guard Lindsay Winter and a first half scoring\u00a0drought\u00a0from Reed City spelled the end of the season for the Coyotes in a 61-35 loss in district semifinal action on Wednesday. The junior all-state guard was as advertised in the win over the Coyotes, scoring 19 points to go with eight rebounds and nine assists in helping the Pioneers (20-1) to a commanding 35-13 halftime lead. Clare will face Big Rapids (22-0) in the district final at 7 p.m. on Friday. Both teams came out playing with a high level of energy, trading baskets to make it 7-7, the Pioneers went on a 23-4 run that lasted throughout most of the second quarter to stun the Coyotes, thank in part to Winter, who hit three 3-pointers during the stretch. \u201cThey\u2019re a good team \u2014 well balanced with kids who can shoot from the outside and a really good point guard that can penetrate and shoot,\u201d Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. \u201c\u00a0They've\u00a0got a girl that cleans up on the boards, they\u2019re just a good team. They play a tough match-up zone, and if you\u2019re not on, it\u2019s going to be tough.\u201d Clare coach Matt Rodenbo said the run was keyed by his team settling in, while Winter facilitated the offense. \u201cLindsay is Lindsay \u2014 she\u2019s obviously a huge key to our team,\u201d he said. \u201cShe\u2019s got tremendous range and she\u2019s got the green light on those shots, because she\u2019s going to hit a lot of them. \u201cShe played a great game defensively (Wednesday),\u201d he added. \u201cA lot of people just know about her offense, but in our conference she\u2019s an all-defensive team player as well.\u201d In the meantime, the run deflated Reed City\u2019s spirits and carried over into the second half, Koopman said. \u201cAt one time it was (7-7) we were right there in the game,\u201d he said. \u201cWe got it back to within four, but then all of a sudden it was 22-11 and then 27-11. They hit a few big threes and we were just out of sync for the rest of the half.\u201d Reed City was simply out of sync offensively throughout most of the evening, feeling the effects of playing without senior Kalee Hensel, who was lost for the season during the regular season finale. \u201cI feel bad for Kalee, because\u00a0we've\u00a0been scouting Reed City for most of the winter,\u201d Rodenbo said. \u201cShe\u2019s a tremendous competitor, and to have that happen during her senior year, I really feel bad for her. It does change things \u2014 it let us focus in a little more on (Emma) Lockhart, basically.\u201d Lockhart, who finished with eight points and five rebounds, fought hard to lead the charge for the Coyotes, but any chance Reed City had of getting back into the game in the third quarter was voided by some missed opportunities, including some misses shots inside, Koopman said. \u201cI thought especially in the second half we had some nice looks, they just\u00a0weren't\u00a0falling for us,\u201d he said. \u201cIt was one of those games where they were shooting hot and we\u00a0weren't\u00a0 We came out in the second half, had four easy lay-ups, and we missed all of them.\u201d Clare also got solid contributions from Courtney English, who had 13 points, while Corrine Wezensky scored 10 points to go with 11 rebounds. Reed City was led by Karah Hensel with nine points, while Makenzie Switzer and Alaina Woodard each had five. CLARE 61, REED CITY 35 CL 19 16 14 12 \u2014 61 RC 9 4 10 12 \u2014 35 Reed City (17-4) Emma Lockhart 4 0-0 8, Natalie Westhoff 1 0-0 2, Makenzie Switzer 1(1) 0-2 5, Alaina Woodard 1(1) 0-2 5, Alex Donley 1 0-0 2, Karah Hensel 4 1-2 9, Tia Lintemuth 1 2-2 4. Clare (20-1) Lindsay Winter 4(3) 2-3 19, Alex Stark 1(1) 0-0 5, Melissa Benchley 0(1) 1-2 4, Ashley Petree 2 0-0 4, Courtney English 5(1) 0-0 13, Kodi Humphrey 2 0-0 4, Liz Fancon 1 0-0 2, Corrine Wezensky 5 0-0 10.