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1A basketball: Country Christian Cougars mop up in league
Country Christian boys
The boys team is at the top of the Casco League. After last week, the Cougars are sitting 6-0 in league and 11-5 overall.
Most recently, the Cougars beat Perrydale 49-31 on Friday, Jan. 17. Junior Luke Carter took a double-double in that game, landing 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Three days prior to that, Country Christian took a 68-13 win over Falls City/Kings Valley.
Stats: Country Christian vs. Perrydale, boys
Ben Grandle: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
Luke Carter: 10 points, 12 rebounds (10 defensive), 2 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks
Jordan Syphard: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block
Cooper Nofziger: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Avery Nofziger: 7 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Alec Lambert: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Mitchell Sandberg: 1 rebound
Country Christian girls
Country Christians girls team is tied with Perrydale and St. Paul for the lead in the Casco League. All three teams are 5-1 in league. However, Country Christian is 9-7 overall, with a Rating and Percentage Index (RPI) of 573.289. St. Paul is 8-7 overall, with an RPI of 572.858. Perrydale is 8-6 overall, with an RPI of 560.683.
The kids are playing good, Coach Russell Halverson said. Theyre starting to shoot the ball well.
Most recently, the Cougars lost 41-33 to Perrydale. Prior to that loss, they were on a six-game winning streak. They beat Falls City 54-26 on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and they took a 55-42 win over St. Paul four days prior to that.
St. Paul is good, Halverson said. I thought we put together our most complete game against them.
Halverson said the starters are doing a great job on the court, but he also said hes been impressed with the bench as well. Theyre doing an outstanding job.
Halverson said both St. Paul and Perrydale are very skilled and athletic teams. At this point in the season, any of these three teams could take the league.
Stats: Country Christian vs. Falls City, girls
Miranda Halverson: 10 points, 1 assist, 3 steals
Brittnea Corless: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Audrey Barden: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block
Mariah Stueland: 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Stephanie Christensen: 4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block
Courtney McGrath: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Anna Cunningham: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Ashley LaPointe: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block
Kennedy Nofziger: 4 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 3 steals
Jessica Mann: 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steals
Taris Cunningham: 2 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals