SEASIDE — The Seaside girls basketball team tuned up for the post-season with a solid effort against the No. 4-ranked Banks Braves in a Cowapa League season finale Thursday at the Gulls’ Nest.
Seaside was within nine points of the league champion Braves midway through the fourth quarter, before Banks made 4-of-6 free throws in the final 1:17 on its way to a 45-34 win. The Braves also clinched an undefeated (10-0) league season.
Seaside finishes 4-6, and will host Scappoose in a league playoff at 6 p.m. Monday.
The Braves literally limped to the finish line with a 22-2 record, as Banks is without several players lost to injuries over the second half of the season.
Junior Aspen Slifka scored 17 points to lead the Braves, who were just 16-of-60 from the field in Thursday’s win.
Bryre Babbitt celebrated Senior Night by scoring 12 points for the Gulls, who were 4-of-24 in the first half. Gretchen Hoekstre added six points off the bench.