SEASIDE — Following a 29-point loss at Yamhill-Carlton two days earlier, the Seaside girls basketball team returned to the win column Thursday with a 51-33 victory over Crook County, on Day 1 of the Gulls’ Holiday Classic.
The first half began with three straight baskets by Seaside’s Jetta Ideue, and the half ended with a three-point play by Ideue that gave the Gulls a 23-20 halftime lead.
In between, Seaside’s Annaka Garhofer and Bryre Babbitt both hit 3-point shots, matched by a pair of 3-pointers by Crook County’s Teagan Freeman, who had 11 points off the bench in the first half.
The Cowgirls took a brief 24-23 lead in the opening minute of the third quarter, but Seaside answered with a decisive 17-0 run to secure the win.
Garhofer highlighted the rally with back-to-back 3-pointers, and a layup followed by another score off a steal by Ideue.
Garhofer scored 17 points to lead all players, with Ideue adding 15.
“We’ll take a win,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes. “Jetta (Ideue)’s defense turned this game around in the third quarter, and her scoring along with Annaka.”