A potential state tournament matchup played out Saturday afternoon at Junction City, where the No. 4-ranked Tigers defeated fifth-ranked Seaside 49-37 in the championship game of the Les Schwab Holiday Classic.

After opening the season with four straight wins — by an average margin of just over 30 points per win — the Gulls met their match against the Tigers, who built a big first half lead on their way to the win.

Seaside made a second half comeback, but a 28-10 halftime deficit was too big to overcome for the Gulls, who lost for the first time this season.

The Tigers (4-0) had balanced scoring from Colby Evans (12 points), Chris Ohman (10) and Kaleb Burnett (nine).

Ever Sibony scored 14 points and Carson Kawasoe added 11 for Seaside (4-1), which opened the tournament Friday with a 72-44 win over Klamath Union.

The Gulls host their annual Holiday Classic Thursday through Saturday.

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