2023 – 2024

Head Coach:                     Andrew Richards

Assistant Coaches:           Tonnie Warren & Jeremy Thomas

WTCS team captain contributes to huge win vs. White Shield

Thomas (#24) shoots from the free throw line. Photo Credit to Melissa Tannehill

WTCS launches their own girls basketball team, secures win against Ray

Williston Trinity Christian School is excited to have their own independent women’s basketball team this year after co-oping with Alexander for a number of years.

The basketball team will be coached by long time WTCS coach Andrew Richards, his first year coaching at the varsity level. Richards plans to bring on assistant coaches Tonnie Warren and Jeremy Thomas. With a fresh and young team, the coaches are excited to get going.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to build a girls program at Trinity Christian. Our girls are young and less experienced, but we look forward to learning and growing together,” Richards said.

The Lady Crusaders had their inaugural game on Nov. 28 where they fell to New Town, but they quickly changed gears and secured their first win as a team on Dec. 3 against Ray in the Trenton tournament.

Junior Analise Hernandez led the team with 17 points in the game against Ray. Sophomore Petra Thomas added 13 points and 9 points came from freshman standout Libby Smith.

The Crusaders will look to build on the momentum of their first win for their next varsity match against Mandaree, at home, on Dec. 13.

2021 – 2022

Head Coach:                     Lance Powell & Jordan Foster

Assistant Coaches:           Jessica Hanna & Brandi Gillespie

2020- 2021

2019- 2020

Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches:  Lance Powell & Terrill Haugen.

Jr. High Girls Basketball Coaches:  Trudi Skedsvolo & Brandi Gillespie

Congrats to WTCS sophomore Ellie Haskins on being named to the 2020 Girls Basketball District 15 All Tournament Team!  Comet-Cru girls basketball is done for the year.  Thanks to coaches Terry Haugen & Lance Powell for all of their hard work this season!  We can’t wait for next year!

WTA coach expects girls to compete this winter

By Robert Brewer – Williston Herald – Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

It was a difficult season for the Williston Trinity-Alexander girls basketball team a year ago as the Comet Crusaders won just two games all year.

Heading into the 2019-2020 campaign, first-year head basketball coach John Washington said the main goal he has for his unit is to give consistent effort throughout each game for the entire winter season.

“I want our club to be able to run the floor well, exert more energy, and focus more on the offensive side of the ball,” Washington tells the Williston Herald. “But most of all, I really want our players to understand the importance of competing night in and night out. Competing at a high level is always my agenda when I coach youth sports.”

Returning players such as sophomore Ellie Haskins, as well as Renee Cross, are expected to be key contributors for the Comet Crusaders this season. While coach Washington praised Haskins’ diligent work and commitment in the off-season, he sees Cross’ versatility as a major asset heading into the winter basketball schedule.

“She is basically our do-it-all person,” Washington says of Cross. “She is very basketball savvy and can help out the team in many ways, and I think her skills improved alot last year.”

According to the Comet Crusaders basketball coach, full-court pressure from opponents caused a multitude of issues for WTA last year. If Williston Trinity-Alexander can enhance their overall awareness of how aggressive teams are trying to play defensively, Washington expect his club to have a fighting chance to be competitive throughout the year. 

“Ideally, I would like us to play at full speed with no hesitancy. If we are able to do that, it will help build confidence on both ends of the floor when we go up against tougher opponents,” the basketball coach states.

2018-2019 BASKETBALL SEASON – WTCS is co-oping with Alexander for Girls Basketball.

Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches, Grades 9-12: Head Coach Bryan Eder.  Assistants Trudi Skedsvold & Missy Corneliusen

Jr. High Girls Basketball Coaches, Grades 7 & 8:  Head Coach John Washington & Assistant Brandi Gillespie


Greta Eder was named co-winner of 2017-2018 District 15 Girls Basketball Senior Athlete of the Year! Congratulations!

Greta was the co-winner along with Caitlyn Tveter of New Town.

In the classroom, Eder has maintained a perfect 4.00 grade point average all through junior high and high school. On the court this year, she led the Crusaders in every statistical category. Her averages per game: 18.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 steals and 4.1 assists.

Awards were presented after the district championship game held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Four Bears Event Center in New Town.

Great job Greta!