SEASIDE - The Scappoose Indians strengthened their hold on third place in the Cowapa League, with a 59-29 win at Seaside in boys basketball action Thursday night.
With the exception of a 2-2 tie, the Indians led from start to finish to improve to 5-3 in league play.
The Scappoose player with Seaside connections - junior guard Cory Hendryx - scored a game-high 15 points for the Indians, including a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter.
Scappoose finished 5-of-15 from beyond the arc, 20-of-47 overall from the field, and 12-of-13 at the free throw line.
The Gulls, meanwhile, struggled from all parts of the floor, connecting on just 10-of-44 shots from the field, 0-for-11 from the 3-point line.
Justin Laird scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half for the Gulls, who drop to 2-6, tied for fourth place with Banks.
BANKS - The scoring battle between Astoria's Jordan Poyer and Trask Bowden of Banks ended in a draw, but Poyer and the Fishermen had a little more in reserve than Bowden and the Braves, as Astoria posted a 64-57 win at Banks Thursday night.
Poyer and Bowden each scored 27 points, and the Fishermen jumped out to a 19-2 lead after one quarter.
The Braves won every quarter after that, but could not make up the difference, as the Fishermen improve to 6-2, while the Braves drop to 2-6.
Still playing without Alex Eterno, the Fishermen received 16 points off the bench from Ian Erickson, and Max Johnson added eight points.
Poyer also grabbed 10 rebounds, and Dane Lund dished out 12 assists for Astoria, which has a one-game lead on Scappoose (5-3) with two games remaining.
St. Paul 60,
ST. PAUL - Jewell's Matt Prendergast scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Jays, as St. Paul posted a 60-34 win Thursday night.