LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s girls basketball team had one momentary lapse and it cost them a Central State Activities Association game.
The Reed City Coyotes beat the Wildcats 66-45 Tuesday night, doing it with one simple run.
“Reed City just outplayed us in every aspect of the game in the first half,” Lakeview coach Corey Kohler said.
Both teams scored 10 points early on in the game, but then Reed City (7-5) went on an 18-0 run between the first and second periods that ended with 6:43 left in the second.
“We got very undisciplined with our press offense,” Kohler said. “We let them get to us in our heads. We fell apart in that stretch.”
That stretch put the Wildcats (7-3, 4-2) down 37-21 at the half. That meant adjustments for Lakeview.
“We just started running our cuts,” Kohler said. “We have certain places where we have to cut on the floor in transition offense. For that stretch we didn’t do that. The kids forgot our priorities.”
Lakeview also struggled on defending the lane. Karlee Hensel ended up with 20 points, with most of them coming from close range to the basket.
“We just didn’t rotate on the weak side,” Kohler said. “The guards who were high were supposed to drop and we were shuffling guards in and out, trying to find one that would take care of the weak side. We ended up switching to man(-to-man defense) as a result.”
Hensel got her points because “We didn’t do a good job of finding her,” Kohler said. “We just didn’t.”
Emma Lockhart score 14 points and Jordyn Mason added 11 for the Coyotes.
Lakeview got a team-hgh 13 points from Andrea Henry and 11 more from Alex King.