Girls basketball: Seaside slides past Tillamook, 52-32

Jeff Ter Har/For The Daily Astorian Seaside's Jetta Ideue drives to the hoop in Friday's win.

SEASIDE — Seaside pulled into a third-place tie with Astoria in the Cowapa League standings, with a 52-32 win over Tillamook in a Cowapa League girls basketball game Friday at Seaside.

The Gulls were just 9-of-19 at the free throw line and 1-for-12 on 3-pointers, but they still managed the 20-point victory over the Mooks, who fall to 3-14 overall, 0-4 in league.

“Other than a stretch in the second quarter, we played solidly,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes, whose team is now 2-2 in league. “The third quarter we switched to man (defense) and widened the halftime score to a fairly comfortable margin (39-22). We are getting better, but Banks will test us Tuesday to see how much better.”

Bryre Babbitt poured in a game-high 17 points, followed by Jetta Ideue with 15. Babbitt also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Seaside had three players (Gretchen Hoekstre, Ruby Davis and Ideue) with eight rebounds apiece.

“Jetta and Bryre were great from start to finish,” Hawes said. “And our bigs played well — Gretchen, Anesha (Smart) and Ruby.”

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