GIRLS BASKETBALL Newaygo 36, Reed CIty 29 NEWAYGO\u00a0\u2014\u00a0The Reed City girls basketball team suffered a 36-29 defeat to Newaygo in CSAA Gold play Friday. Skiler Brigham scored nine points to lead the Coyotes (0-5, 0-2 CSAA Gold), followed by Alyssa Olds with eight points and Hanna Price with five points. The Coyotes return to action on Monday with a trip to Manistee. CHEERLEADING Evart takes second EVART\u2014 Evart\u2019s competitive cheer team was second in its division at the Shepherd Invitational on Saturday. It was Evart\u2019s second meet of the season after competing in the opener Dec. 13 at Houghton Lake. \u201cI saw an improvement in Round 2,\u201d Evart coach Marty Pattee said. \u201cOverall, we have a lot to work on. It\u2019s early in the season and we\u2019re young. We\u2019ll see how things go.\u201d Round 2 is the gymnastics and jumps round. The next meet is Jan. 10 at Cedar Springs. BOYS BASKETBALL LEROY\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Pine River returns to action Jan. 6 at Manton with a 3-0 record. The Bucks last game was Dec. 15 at home with Chippewa Hills. The Bucks are planning on scrimmaging Mason County Central during the holiday break. \u201cI\u2019m pleased overall, I\u2019m very pleased with our defense,\u201d Pine River coach Brian Goodenow said. \u201cOffensively, we\u2019ve moved the ball well. Our shots haven\u2019t fallen at the pace we need to. I\u2019m confident that will happen. We\u2019re getting the looks we want.\u201d The break between games is more than three weeks, which is why Goodenow wants to have a scrimmage.