Ryan Hague scored 17 points, and teammates Brayden Johnson and Stephen Snyder added 14 apiece, helping Seaside to an easy 58-38 win over Marshfield in a nonleague boys basketball game Dec. 13 at the Gulls’ Nest.
It was raining 3-pointers early on for Seaside, as four of the first five field goals for the Gulls came from outside the 3-point line for an early 14-6 lead.
Johnson had a pair of treys just seconds into the game, with Snyder and Gavin Rich adding additional 3-pointers.
The Pirates, however, somehow managed to keep it close.
A four-point play by Mason Ainsworth had Marshfield within 23-20 late in the first half.
But the young Pirate team, with eight sophomores on the roster, just couldn’t stick with the Gulls in the second half.
Seaside outscored Marshfield 25-7 in a decisive third period, highlighted by 11 points from Snyder, who — along with Ledger Pugh and Beau Johnson — capped the quarter with three straight 3-pointers.
The Gulls were ranked third in the Dec. 10 coaches poll.
Gulls 68, Scappoose 54
Two former Cowapa League foes renewed their old rivalry Dec. 10, as Seaside hosted Scappoose for a nonleague boys basketball game at the Gulls’ Nest.
And the Gulls still own the Indians, as Seaside — outside of a few seconds in the second quarter — led from start to finish for an easy 68-54 win over class 5A Scappoose.
Seaside’s Ryan Hague pumped in 24 points to lead all scorers, with Beau Johnson adding 15 points, and 12 apiece for Stephen Snyder and Brayden Johnson.
Only three Seaside players scored in the first half — Beau Johnson had 13 points, followed by Hague (12) and Snyder (eight) — but that was enough for a 33-27 halftime lead.
The Seaside scores were coming in three’s, on 3-pointers from Johnson and Snyder, while both players were fouled while taking 3-point shots, and made all their free throws. Seaside finished 12-for-14 from the line.
The Gulls put the game away early in the third quarter, as Brayden Johnson opened the second half with a 3-pointer, followed by back-to-back scores from Hague for a 41-27 advantage.
The Gulls poured it on in the fourth quarter, with more three’s from Everest Sibony and Brayden Johnson for an eventual 65-46 lead.