REED CITY \u2014 It was a whole different ballgame this time between the Reed City Coyotes and the Chippewa Hills girls basketball teams. Earlier this season, the Coyotes rolled over the Warriors\u00a0 70-33. Friday night, the Warriors virtually took Reed City down to the wire before the Coyotes pulled it out 49-43. The game was played in the middle school gym because of leaking problems with the high school gymnasium roof. Reed City coach Brian Koopman noted that with the change in gymnasiums and Snowcoming week activities, there could have been enough distractions to keep the Coyotes off stride. \u201cWe didn\u2019t get our shots to fall,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cBut when you keep a team in the high 30s to low 40s, you give yourself a chance to win.\u201d \u201cThe difference in the game was they made free throws (14 of 21) and we didn\u2019t (10 of 27) said CH coach Doug VanSyckle. \u201cin the first half they had 12 free throws that they made.\u201d Kalee Hensel scored 14 points while Kelsey Jones netted 12 and Nicolle Ostrander added nine for the Coyotes who trailed 9-7 after the first quarter, led 25-16 at halftime and 36-25 after the third quarter and held back the Warriors in the fourth. The Warriors started off to a 6-0 lead before Reed City got on the board. Jones had a drive for two points at 2:35 of the second for a 20-14 Coyote lead. Hensel\u2019s putback at 4:40 of the fourth gave the Coyotes a\u00a0 32-20 lead. Ostrander\u2019s basket late in the quarter gave her team a 36-25 lead. Keegan Denslow and Morgan Shaw both had 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Warriors to keep things interesting. \u201cWe were kind of slow coming out there,\u201d said Reed City sophomore Emma Lockhart. \u201cWe probably could have done better defensively but we got the job done, and probably could\u2019ve gotten a lot of rebounds better. They got a lot of rebounds over us (42-28).\u201d Chippewa Hills had more of a full lineup this time, Lockhart noted, compared to when they lost 70-33 to the Coyotes. \u201cThey pressure the ball well on the wings,\u201d VanSyckle said. \u201cWe had to do some different things tonight. We gave it a good effort. Overall I can\u2019t complain. Reed City is a good team. They have some nice players. We definitely played better than we did the last time against them.\u201d Reed City\u2019s girls had throwback uniforms. Jones wore the uniform of her father, Bruce, who donned the jersey during the 1979-80 Reed City boys state championship season. \u201cEvery year since I can remember, the kids did something different,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cIt\u2019s a team unity thing.\u201d Reed City entered the week at 10-7 overall and 8-5 in the league. The Coyotes close the regular season Friday at Lakeview.