SCAPPOOSE — Seaside held off a big rally by Scappoose to beat the Indians Friday night, 41-38, in a Cowapa League girls basketball game.
The Gulls improved to 3-3 in league, while Scappoose — jumping up to the 5A level next year — dropped to 1-5.
Seaside posted a 23-16 halftime lead, and led 38-27 going into the final quarter.
“The girls came out and were ready to play,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes. “Bryre Babbitt got us off to a great start and pushed the lead to a large enough margin to hang on.”
The Indians outscored the Gulls 11-3 in the fourth period, and closed to within 39-38 with 10 seconds left.
But, “Jetta (Ideue) hit two free throws and we held on,” Hawes said. “Solid game from lots of girls. With the exception of the second half at Banks, we’ve come a long ways. We’ll see if we can win one at home this week that we’re not supposed to.”
Babbitt and Ideue scored 12 points apiece to lead Seaside, with Ideue adding six steals and four assists.