Country Christian School

Equipping Students to Blend Christian Character with Academic Excellence

Girls Basketball

2016-2017 Varsity Girls Basketball

Head Coach: Russell Halverson

Assistant Coach: Lisa Egger

Assistant Coach: Ashley Ellis


Hannah Fincher
Mollie Lewandowski (Captain)
Anna Farner (Captain)
Sarah Phillips
Jasmine Griffith
Kendall Halverson
Sierra Ross
Jera Warrington
Debby Grandle
Meghan McGrath (Captain)
Emily Casterline
Katie Sandberg


Overall Record: 22-8

League Record: 9-1

   Basketball Jamboree
12/2/16 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Hosanna Christian
   Cougar Classic
W 52-46
12/3/16 2:00 PM
HOME vs. Nixyaawii
   Cougar Classic
L 51-54
12/10/16 7:30 PM
AWAY @ Portland Adventist Acad.
L 41-49
12/13/16 6:00 PM
AWAY @ Horizon Christian (Hood River)
L 75-40
12/19/16 5:30 PM
AWAY @ Crosshill Christian
W 46-28
12/20/16 6:00 PM
AWAY @ Valley Catholic
L 44-55
12/22/16 5:30 PM
AWAY @ Lowell
W 55-42
12/28/16 3:00 PM
HOME vs. Arlington
W 64-30
12/30/16 4:30 PM
HOME vs. Willamette Valley Christian
W 57-35
1/3/17 6:00 PM
AWAY @ Damascus Christian
L 37-38
1/6/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Southwest Christian
W 70-29
1/10/17 6:00 PM
AWAY @ Portland Waldorf
W 69-21
1/14/17 1:30 PM
AWAY @ North Clackamas Christian
W 62-41
1/16/17 3:30 PM
AWAY @ North Douglas
L 47-49
1/19/17 7:00 PM
HOME vs. Monroe
L 36-43
1/24/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. City Christian
W 51-24
1/27/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Damascus Christian
W 48-31
1/28/17 3:30 PM
HOME vs. St. Stephens Acad.
W 59-25
1/31/17 6:00 PM
AWAY @ Southwest Christian
W 69-19
2/2/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Portland Christian
W 64-39
2/3/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Portland Waldorf
W 78-15
2/7/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. North Clackamas Christian
W 57-35
2/10/17 6:00 PM
AWAY vs. St. Stephens Acad.
W 63-18
2/11/17 12:30 PM
HOME vs. Regis
W 53-48
2/16/17 6:00 PM
AWAY vs. Damascus
   Valley 10 District Tournament @ Multnomah University
L 49-53
2/22/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Perrydale
   1st Round 1A State Playoffs
W 54-32
2/25/17 6:00 PM
HOME vs. Jordan Valley
   2nd Round 1A State Playoffs
W 51-49  
3/2/17 6:30 PM
Country Christian vs. Crane
   Quarterfinal State Playoffs @ Baker City High School
W 51-38
3/3/17 6:30 PM
Country Christian vs. Adrian
   Semifinals State Playoffs @ Baker City High School
W 55-54 
3/4/17 7:00 PM
Country Christian vs. Nixyaawii
   Finals State Playoffs @ Baker City High School
L 39-86

Coaches Season Summary

   Country Christian girls’ basketball has been on quit a run, going to the top eight-site six out of the last nine years, finishing 2nd in state in 2014-15 and then winning the title last year in 2015-16. Coming into 2016-17 I wasn’t sure what to expect, we graduated an incredible group of five senior guards, three of which went on to play sports in college.

   As a coach coming into this season there were lots of unanswered questions: how we were going to replace those guards, with no seniors where was our leadership going to come from, what is our depth going to be and what positions will each player play…. With a really REALLY tough schedule early on and a decent amount of losses, it was hard to tell exactly how good this team was, but what was evident was they were all very coachable and had a strong will and desire to win/be successful. I will say we had some bumps along the way figuring out each person’s roll, teaching our leaders how to lead and blending a big, strong & competitive sophomore group with an athletic, skilled & experienced junior group. That being said I couldn’t be more proud of how it all came together. As a coach I can say that this year was one of the most satisfying groups I’ve ever coached. They battled and we coached every second of every game until the final buzzer and these girls found a way to battle through fatigue, injuries, inconsistency and all sorts of other obstacles and still managed to find themselves in the title game again for the third year in a row. I felt like this team forged their own identity…….no longer being a part of those graduated kids story, but being their own story. I’m beyond proud of this group and their accomplishment…...and Lord willing, everyone is back again next yearJ!!!

-Coach Russell Halverson

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Coach: Lisa Egger

Asst. Coach: Ashley Axmaker


2 Hannah Fincher

5 Abby Weyer

12 Sarah Phillips

14 Maddy Behrendt

20 Kendall Halverson

21 Sierra Ross

22 Jera Warrington

30 Emily Casterline

34 Katie Sandberg

Junior High Girls Basketball 2017

Coach: Ashley Axmaker

Team: Anna Parker, Natalia Chianello, Lilly Begley, Emma Parmelee, Audra McGrath, McKenzie Syphard, Lizzie Grandle, Isabella Huffstetler, Jackie Parker, Madison Halverson, Allison Burruel, Julia Cloud

3rd & 4th Grade Coed Basketball 2017

Coach: Micah St. Clair

Team: Corbin Boren, Hayden Hernandez, Blake Halverson, 

Noah St. Clair, Michael Colvin, Emily Hadden, Chase Syphard

5th & 6th Grade Coed Basketball 2016

Coaches: Nate Wallbaum, Maggie Long, and Kenny Behrendt

Team: Karan Brar, Ella Duckworth, 

Evan Behrendt, Tim Ewing, 

Jordan Niang, Elijah Wallbaum, Noah Wallbaum, 

Gavin Long, Andrew Nelson, 

Raegan Grant

2nd Grade Coed Basketball 2016

Coach: Matt Haring and 

Caleb Ewing

Team: Olivia Weisbarth, 

Jacob Jenson, Anthony Jones, 

Savannah Wallbaum, 

Karsyn Close, 

Brooklyn Syphard, 

Brooklyn Syphard, Luke Ewing

Kindergarten Coed Basketball 2016

Coach: Jeremy Johnson and Jocelyn Wallbaum

Team: Luke Begley, Brian Mills, Elijah Hernandez, Avrie Petsu, 

Quinn Isaak, Vivan Jenson, 

Selah Wallbaum

2016-2017 New Season

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Athletic Forms click HERE

Practice & Game Schedules

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State Finishes

2016-2017 1A 2nd Place State Champions
(Lost to Nixyaawii 39-68)
   First Team:
      Mollie Lewnadowski, 11th Grade
      Anna Farner, 11th Grade

2015-2016 1A 1st Place State Champions (Won vs. North Douglas 54-37)
   First Team:
      Kennedy Nofziger, 12th Grade
      Mollie Lewandowski, 10th Grade
   Second Team:
      Jessica Parker, 12th Grade

2014-2015 1A 2nd Place State Champions (Lost to Damascus 46-51)
   Second Team:
      Audrey Barden, 12th Grade
      Kennedy Nofziger, 11th Grade

2013-2014 State Championships Top Eight (Lost to Prairie City 46-47)

State Championships Round 1 (Lost to City Christian 43-36)

2011-2012 State Championships Round 1 (Lost to Triangle Lake 56-47)

2009-2010 State Championships 6th Place (Lost to McKenzie 55-45)
   First Team:
      Heather Cunningham, 12th

2008-2009 State Championships 5th Place (Lost to Southwest Christian 44-37)
   Second Team:
      Heather Cunningham, 11th

2007-2008 State Championships Round 1 (Lost to Dufur 52-36)

League Finishes

2016-2017 Valley 10 League Champions

   Player or the Year: Mollie Lewandowski

   1st Team:

      Mollie Lewandowski, 11th

      Meghan McGrath, 11th

      Anna Farner, 11th

   Defensive Player of the Year: Anna Farner

   1st Team Defense:

      Anna Farner, 11th

      Jasmine Griffith, 11th

   Honorable Mention:

      Sarah Phillips, 10th

      Debby Grandle, 11th

2015-2016 Casco League Champions

2014-2015 Casco League Champions 

2013-2014 Casco League Champions

2009-2010 Casco League Champions

2008-2009 Casco League Champions