REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 Reed City is coming off a comeback girls basketball season when the Coyotes went from an 0-21 squad the previous winter to a 10-12 clip and a Class B district title. Some of the players have returned, but many others have graduated and the Coyotes are expected to be young again. \u201cWe\u2019ve got quite a bit of work done, but it seems like we hit the injury bug again,\u201d Reed City coach Brian Koopman said after the first full week of practice. Of the 11 to 12 kids trying out and doing varsity, three of them were injured. It put us back a little bit because we didn\u2019t have a full squad to scrimmage with.\u201d Koopman was expecting his players to heal up and get better as the season opener approaches. The first week also includes a nonleague game at Lakeview on Dec. 2. Junior Emily Libey is among the key returning players. \u201cShe was one of our high point getters last year,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cShe ended up being an all conference and all-area player. That will be a huge asset. She\u2019s gotten stronger and better. We look forward to that.\u201d Also back is junior Alyssa Olds. \u201cShe\u2019s one of our leading rebounders and our best defensive player,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cShe\u2019s quick and athletic and is a hard kid to stop. She\u2019s an all-around player.\u201d Kamryn Myers returns as a sophomore after a strong freshman season at point guard. \u201cFor her to step up and take that leadership role from Hanna Price (who has graduated) will be important,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cShe has some skills. She can shoot outside, drive and everything.\u201d Meghan Borst is the only senior. \u201cShe\u2019s back from last year and played a lot of minutes,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cShe\u2019ll be in our starting five. She put in a lot of time during the offseason on her post moves so hopefully it will pay off for us. She\u2019s always been a good defensive player. She\u2019s working hard and getting better.\u201d Junior Alanna Nelson returns from last season. \u201cShe played a lot for us here and there and does some outside shooting,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cShe\u2019ll have to work on the defense. We have a freshman I brought up and a couple of sophomores with us now. Overall we\u2019re young. I think we\u2019ll be athletic and quick, so that will be good.\u201d Winning the district title brings a lot of momentum to the program, Koopman said. \u201cIt was huge winning it,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cThese girls have some goals set ahead of them they want to do and accomplish. (Being defending district champs) is a tremendous motivator. Right now, we\u2019re young but will be athletic and quick. We have to get it all together.\u201d Reed City scrimmaged McBain on Monday at home.