Reed City girls fall to Fremont 37-19

Reed City’s Megan Gawne (5) tries to secure the ball for the Coyotes against Fremont. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Two games are in the books for the Reed City girls basketball team, and coach Brian Koopman fully realizes the offense needs to improve its production.

The Coyote defense was solid in Friday’s Central State Activities Association Gold Division opener against Fremont (2-0). But the offense struggled for the second straight game in a 37-19 setback

“I thought we did a little better than we did on Tuesday,” Reed City coach Brian Koopman said, referring to a 53-11 loss to Cadillac. “We scored more points. The effort was there. We make a lot of simple mistakes. We had a lot of turnovers. We throw the ball away. We have to take of the ball. If you don’t take care of the ball, you don’t score.”

“Tonight we had a few more open shots, but some kids hesitate to shoot the ball. We have to shoot the ball when we’re open. We have to do a better job of that.”

Senior guard Kamryn Myers scored 13 of her team’s 19 points.

Natalie Jamieson scored 10 for the Packers.

We have to get confidence in other kids on shooting the ball and wanting to shoot the ball,” Koopman said.

The Coyotes are still without key injured players including Taylor Morrison, Layla Yost and Jayna Kailing.

“I thought we played a lot better than on Tuesday,” Reed City junior center Alison Duddles said. “We played more aggressive and we worked to shoot more even though some of the shots didn’t go in.”

Fremont was up 11-2 after the first period and 24-8 at halftime. It was 30-22 going into the final quarter. Both teams scored seven points in the final eight minutes.

Reed City is at White Cloud on Tuesday.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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