REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 The Reed City girls basketball team is back in the thick of its Central State Activities Association Gold Division schedule. The Coyotes earlier this week were home against Grant in league play. They have conference games Friday at Big Rapids and Tuesday at Central Montcalm. The Big Rapids game is a doubleheader with the varsity boys. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. \u201cI don\u2019t know much about Grant,\u201d Reed City coach Brian Koopman said. \u201cI watched Big Rapids play and they\u2019re an improved team. It\u2019s going to be a tough challenge for us.\u201d Fremont built an 18-12 halftime lead and defeated Reed City 35-23 on Tuesday, Jan. 6, in nonleague action. \u201cIt wasn\u2019t a bad game,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cI thought we hustled hard. The second half, we kind of fell apart for a stretch and they got in a run. It\u2019s one of those things where we have a moment or two where teams make a run at us and we give up a little bit. Hopefully we can get those things changed. We\u2019re young, we keep working hard.\u201d Hannah Price led the Coyotes with 13 points. \u201cShe had four steals and played very hard for us and did a nice job,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cHannah is the only that does the bulk of handling the guard position for us. She\u2019s steady.\u201d Megan Donley had three points. \u201cThe young mistakes we keep making we don\u2019t seem to be getting better at,\u201d Koopman said. \u201cI\u2019m waiting for a breakout game where things can click and go together for us. That hasn\u2019t happened yet. The kids are working hard and they have good attitudes. We just keep plugging away here.\u201d The Coyotes fell to 0-7 overall.