SCAPPOOSE — Seaside outscored Scappoose 33-6 over the second and third quarters Dec. 14, sending the Gulls to an easy 55-20 win over the now-Class 5A Indians.
Emy Kiser scored 13 points to lead the Gulls, who were 7-of-21 from the 3-point line. Ruby Douglas added eight points and Morgan Blodgett finished with seven points seven rebounds for Seaside, which also had 11 steals defensively.
“We moved the ball around the court better than ever, and our pressure gave Scappoose fits,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes. “Emy Kiser had a great all-around game and Lilli Taylor (four points, five assists, three blocks, five rebounds and three steals) just adds such a stabilizing presence for us. Ruby Douglas was good, and Katie Zagata played her best game. Lots of kids scored and contributed.”
Eleven players scored for the Gulls.
Gulls 42, Dayton 27
A light, defensive pressure and a bunch of offensive rebounds was all Seaside needed Dec. 11 against Dayton, in a nonleague girls basketball game at the Gulls’ Nest.
It all led to a 42-27 win for the Lady Gulls, in a game that wasn’t even that close.
Seaside applied a toned-down full-court press for three quarters, forcing 19 Dayton turnovers through the third quarter. And the Gulls were collecting offensive rebounds at will in the first half, on their way to a 23-8 halftime lead.
While just four players made it into the scoring column for the Pirates, the Gulls had 10 players score at least two points. Emy Kiser and Lilli Taylor led the way with seven points apiece, while Morgan Blodgett and Annaka Garhofer scored six points each.
Garhofer made back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second quarter, and Blodgett and Taylor scored off turnovers, helping Seaside to a 31-8 lead early in the third period.
Taylor also had five assists, while the Gulls had 13 offensive rebounds and 11 steals.
“Dayton was without their big (post player), so that changed the dynamic of the game,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes. “It would have been good for us to face a talented big, cause we’ll definitely see some in league.
“For the most part I’m pretty pleased,” he said. “We did a lot of good things, and some of our bad things were in pursuit of the good. Balanced scoring, everyone played, we won … what can I say? Life is good.”
PHILOMATH — The Seaside girls basketball team had mixed results in the Philomath Tournament, held Dec. 7-8.
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.”