Coyote girls start first week with 1-1 basketball record REED CITY \u2013 The pesky Cadillac full-court defensive pressure was too much for the Reed City Coyotes to overcome Friday night. The Vikings forced 33 Reed City turnovers and also dominated the Coyotes on the boards in a 64-54 girls basketball victory. Reed City plays at home Friday night against Big Rapids in the Central State Activities Association opener. \u201cThis game actually helps us,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cIt exposes our weaknesses. We have to get ready to play more physical. I hope this games opens our eyes up a little bit.\u201d Seniors Kalee Hensel and Emma Lockhart combined for 39 of Reed City\u2019s 54 points but the Coyotes weren\u2019t able to get enough production from other sources to pull out the win. \u201cYou won\u2019t win a lot of games when you make 33 turnovers,\u201d said Reed City coach Brian Koopman. \u201cWe have to keep it in the teens.\u201d Mary-MaRae Baker and Selena Golnick scored 14 points apiece for the Vikings. \u00a0 \u201cI liked how we pressured the basketball,\u201d said Cadillac coach Todd Baker.\u00a0 \u201cI was happy with the way we boxed out. That\u2019s a key part of our program.\u201d Leading 40-36 after three quarters, Cadillac was able to turn on the offense with 24 points in the fourth period, led by Abbey Fuller who netted seven points. She had a triple to open the quarter for a 43-36 lead and the Coyotes couldn\u2019t overcome the deficit. \u201cWe had (too many) turnovers against their pressure,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cWe also had good looks at the basket, but missed them.\u201d Lockhart put in six first-quarter points to give the Coyotes an early 12-10 lead. But gradually, Cadillac\u2019s press continued to force Reed City into turnovers.\u00a0 Sydney Barcey scored with 1:40 left in the second quarter for a 24-20 lead. Kalee Hensel sank a 3-pointer late in the half but Cadillac was up 28-25 at the intermission. \u00a0 REED CITY 62, PINE RIVER 40 Not much had gone right for Reed City\u2019s girls basketball team in their last three meetings with Pine River. During the Nov. 27 opener against the Bucks, however, the Coyotes could do no wrong in a 62-40 season-opening victory. Reed City jumped out to a 37-18 halftime advantage, thanks to good ball distribution from Lockhart and efficient shooting Hensel. Lockhart handled Pine River\u2019s defensive pressure well, scoring 10 points while dishing out seven assists, while Hensel scored a game-high 25 points to end a three-game losing streak to the Bucks. Koopman credited his team\u2019s play on both ends of the floor in helping the Coyotes start the season 1-0. \u201cWe made sure we had a hand in the face of the shooter,\u201d he said. \u201cLast year they beat us by penetrating on the drive and kicking it out, but we did a good job of knowing where their shooters were.\u201d Koopman had high praise for Lockhart and Hensel, who set the tone early with mistake-free basketball. \u201c(Lockhart) has been with me for four years,\u201d he said. \u201cShe has great court awareness and sees the entire court really well. When they started to double team Emma, Kalee stepped up and made some big shots for us.\u201d Reed City started the game on a 7-0 run after a steal and bucket by Natalie Westhoff. Lockhart ended the quarter with a steal and bucket to give the Coyotes a 13-6 lead after the first. Hensel caught fire in the second quarter, hitting a pair of triples to make it 22-7. Lockhart later found Karah Hensel on the break to make it 28-14. Lockhart closed out the quarter with an impressive steal and jumper from the corner at the buzzer to put Reed City up 37-18. Hensel scored underneath on a feed from Lockhart, who delivered a pinpoint pass for the basket. Hensel credited the senior point guard for her vision throughout Tuesday\u2019s win. \u201cEmma is so good at finding the open player because she sees the court so well,\u201d she said. \u201cWe executed really well and found the open shooter all night.\u201d Jacolyn Mullins chipped in eight points for Reed City in the win, while Karah Hensel added seven points. \u00a0 Pioneer sports editor Martin Slagter contributed to this report.