SEASIDE — Seaside girls basketball coach Mike Hawes said before the season started that there would be teams looking to “get even” for recent losses to the Gulls.
The No. 1-ranked Marshfield Pirates were definitely among those teams.
After losing to Seaside in the third-place game of the state tournament last season, Marshfield went looking for a measure of revenge Thursday.
And they got it, as the Pirates scored a 63-29 nonleague win at the Gulls’ Nest.
“We ran into a pretty good squad in Marshfield,” said Hawes, whose team defeated Marshfield 53-40 in the state tournament. “We’re still trying to figure out how not to turn the ball over against decent length and pressure, but again feel like we’re making progress in some areas.”
Seaside’s Jetta Ideue hit a 3-pointer for the first points of the game, but Marshfield answered with the next 15, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers from junior Tess Garrett.
Garrett drained two more threes early in the second quarter, and the Pirates held a 34-12 lead by halftime.
Garrett scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the first half, finishing with six 3-pointers. Junior teammate McKayla Myrand added 11 points for the top-ranked Pirates, who have just one senior in the starting lineup.
Anesha Smart had nine points and Gretchen Hoekstre scored eight for Seaside.
“We’re still trying to make sure we have five girls on the court knowing what and when to do things, but that’s what this non-league schedule is for,” Hawes said. “Our posts are starting to figure some things out, and Anesha Smart and Gretchen Hoekstre gave us good activity and some points.”