PHILOMATH — The Seaside girls basketball team had mixed results in the Philomath Tournament, held Friday and Saturday.

Yamhill-Carlton scored a 40-28 win over the Lady Gulls in Friday’s tournament opener, a close game until the Tigers pulled away late.

Seaside bounced back with a 41-15 victory Saturday afternoon over Waldport.

“Against Yamhill, we just had a heck of a time scoring,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes, whose team is now 2-2. “We had good looks at times, passed up some possibilities at other times, and had too many ‘I’m-gonna-throw-to-you-now’ turnovers.”

The Gulls pressed defensively in the second half, “which helped us score and close the gap, but it sped them up as well,” Hawes said. Seaside was within two to six points for most of the half, “until the last two minutes or so,” Hawes said. “Ruby (Douglas) played well and Lilli (Taylor) had about five blocks.Defensively we were fine.”

In Saturday’s win over Waldport, “we pressed from the get-go and jumped to a pretty good lead,” he said. “We still had a long scoring drought in the second quarter, but we got to play everyone and had a good weekend. I think we’re getting better, but finding ways to get into double digits every quarter will be our challenge.”

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