SCAPPOOSE Scappoose entered Friday night's game with Seaside all alone in last place in the Cowapa League, but by the time all the action was over, the Indians found themselves still alive, in a four-way tie for fourth place in the league standings.
The 41-35 victory for the Indians lifted their record to 3-7, tied with Astoria and Seaside.
Scappoose took advantage of some Seaside foul trouble, as both Emily Becker and Kaitlin Lewis fouled out for the Gulls, and a few others were in foul trouble for most of the night.
The Indians made 10-of-15 free throws in the first half, and coupled with a 3-pointer from Lacy Updike late in the second quarter, held a 30-20 lead at halftime.
Seaside was still able to rally in the second half, as Becker - the best clutch player around - scored 10 of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter.
She had a 3-pointer early in the period, and scored off a steal to cut the Scappoose lead to 39-35 with just under a minute remaining.
With Lewis already gone, Becker fouled out moments later, and Shaylee McGuire of Scappoose hit two late free throws to cap the scoring.