BANKS — A 13-2 run to close out the first half was the lone highlight of the night for the Seaside girls basketball team, which had the tough task of facing No. 3-ranked Banks on the road.
The Lady Braves jumped out to a 19-1 lead, which was trimmed to 21-14 at halftime.
But Banks had too many weapons for the Gulls to handle, as the Braves pulled away in the second half for a 53-18 win. The main weapon was the Cowapa League’s Player of the Year candidate, Aspen Slifka.
Four nights after scoring 23 in a win at Astoria, Slifka erupted for 30 points in Tuesday’s victory.
And the Braves followed up their 19-1 run in the first half with an 18-1 run in the third quarter, on their way to their 17th win of the season, with just one loss. Seaside falls to 5-13 overall, 2-3 in league.
The Gulls staged a monster rally in the second quarter, highlighted by a three 3-pointers from Annaka Garhofer, with additional baskets by Bryre Babbitt and Emy Kiser bringing the Gulls to within 21-14 at halftime.