Glencoe girls basketball emphasizes team approach, balanced attack

By René Ferrán

Over the next two weeks, SBLive Oregon will break down more than 100 Oregon high school basketball teams. Here’s our look at the Glencoe Crimson Tide girls of the Class 6A Pacific Conference.

Kassi Conditt photo by Taylor Balkom

GLENCOE TEAM PAGE

HEAD COACH

Kassi Conditt, fourth season (34-39)

2019-20 AT A GLANCE

Overall record: 7-17

League record: 3-9, fifth in Pacific

Playoffs: Lost 80-26 to Beaverton in first round

ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS DEPARTED

F Brianna Ball, honorable mention

G/F Jolanda Wiesboeck, honorable mention

PLAYERS TO WATCH

G Bella Martinez, Sr., 5-6

Martinez earned second-team all-Pacific honors last season running the show for the Crimson Tide at the point guard position. She led the team in steals. “Bella has a great handle and is a very crafty player on both sides of the ball,” Conditt said. 

F Jayda Lee, Sr., 6-0

Lee will enjoy one final run on the hardcourt before heading to BYU to throw the shot put and discus. An honorable mention all-Pacific selection as a junior, she was among the team’s top rebounders last season. “Jayda is long, athletic and a very hard worker,” Conditt said. 

G Skylar Baldonado, Sr., 5-2

What Baldonado lacks in size, she makes up for in hustle and heart. “Skylar comes up with tons of hustle plays for us,” Conditt said. “She has no fear, a solid handle, and can score and create for her teammates.”

P Megan Gaskin, Sr., 5-8

Gaskin came off the bench as a defensive specialist last season, but Conditt expects her to become more of a scorer while playing major minutes in the post. 

P Hannah Willard, Jr., 5-10

Willard moves up from the JV this spring and will take over Ball’s spot in the post. “She has great passing ability and basketball savvy,” Conditt said. 

G Ellie Ravins, Jr., 5-4

Ravins’ sophomore season was set back by a severe concussion, but she is back and ready to prove she can be a solid contributor. “She’s a tenacious player who can shoot the basketball,” Conditt said. 

OUTLOOK

The Crimson Tide were the final team to make the Class 6A playoff field last season, getting matched up with No. 1 Beaverton in the first round with the expected result. It was a disappointing finish to a season that started with two victories, “but then we lost a few close ones early on and then seemed to get stuck behind the mental block of being afraid to lose,” Conditt said.

Glencoe graduated two-time all-conference honoree Ball and saw Wiesboeck, an exchange student, return to Germany, but Conditt preaches a team approach, especially on a team lacking a true star player. She believes the Crimson Tide can use their balanced attack to their advantage.

“We need some girls to really step up their contributions to the team and just play with confidence,” Conditt said. 

COACH SAID 

“The goal for this year is just to come back to the joy of playing the game. It’s been a year-plus since the kids stepped on the hardwood, and we just need to be grateful every day that we have the opportunity to do what we love to do.” — Kassi Conditt

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