REED CITY \u2014 Big Rapids girls basketball coach Jessica Haist can breathe a sigh of relief. The Cardinals missed 8 of 10 free throws in the last two minutes against host Reed City on Friday, but they made their last one, and that was the difference in their 28-27 victory. Alexis Lyman went to the line with five seconds to go and sank her last attempt to give Big Rapids a 28-24 lead, making Kamryn Myers\u2019 last-second 3-pointer insignificant. \u201cLyman is clutch,\u201d Haist said. \u201cShe didn\u2019t have the best shooting night, but she is still the player I want on the line at the end of the game. She did what she needed to do, because if she didn\u2019t make it (the last free throw), we would be in overtime right now.\u201d Big Rapids (5-3, 2-2 Central State Activities Association Gold Division) went up 26-19 on a Grace White basket with 3:13 remaining, but struggles at the line allowed Reed City to get back in it. Megan Donley drilled a 3-pointer with two minutes to go to cut the deficit to 26-22, and Lauren Voelker made it a two-point game just after a pair of missed free throws by the Cardinals. The Coyotes (3-6) also had troubles at the line. Emily Libey had an opportunity to tie it with 48 seconds remaining, but missed both of her opportunities. Reed City finished 5 of 19 from the line, while Big Rapids was 8 of 31. \u201cObviously we struggled to shoot the ball,\u201d Haist said. \u201cOther than that, I felt pretty good about our intensity. I thought we revved it up again. We had a couple of games before break where we were really lethargic. Defense won us the game with their hustle. I thought we were aggressive and had some great bench play.\u201d Reed City coach Brian Koopman said the rivalry played a factor in the team\u2019s poor shooting performance. \u201cWhen you play Big Rapids, throw the records out the door,\u201d he said. \u201cBoth teams are revved up and excited, consequently, it didn\u2019t work out. We dug ourselves a little of a hole, but we stayed right there and had every chance to try and win the game.\u201d Aliza Hengesbach led the Cardinals with 11 points, while Donley scored eight points. Libey added seven points. Reed City is at Chippewa Hills on Friday night and at Montabella on Tuesday.