REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 The recent 54-53 boys basketball victory for Reed City over Big Rapids was among the moments the Coyotes boys basketball team is hoping will move the team around in the right direction. It was less than two weeks before that players like junior Taylor Pelton were talking about a one-point loss in a non-league bout with Fremont. A switch to a 2-3 zone by Fremont was something the Coyotes need to make adjustments to. \u201cIt\u2019s a couple of minor of mistakes, and we can change numerous games,\u201d he said. The Coyotes got out to a 14-0 lead to Fremont and lost. They fell behind to Big Rapids early and came back and won. The key to having a consistent offense \u201cis to adjust, make our reads and handle the ball smartly,\u201d Pelton said. \u201cI\u2019m doing good, but I could do better.\u201d It\u2019s his first full varsity year. His role \u201cis to get rebounds and drive to the boards,\u201d Pelton said. \u201cI\u2019m getting a lot of rebounds this year.\u201d As the Coyotes prepare for teams like Big Rapids, Pelton was fully aware of what it was going to take to enjoy more success: \u201cPlay good defense and we\u2019ve got to get to the basket.\u201d Looking ahead, Pelton is focusing on improving his game which means, \u201ccome to practice every day and working hard and give 100 percent every time.\u201d The Coyotes play at Tri County on Friday night.