When you can go 4-for-34 from the field in the first half – and still be tied at halftime – it must be your night.

Still, Seaside coach Mike Jacobson was glad his team picked up the tempo in the second half of Tuesday night’s game at Astoria, as the Gulls settled down and settled for a 37-29 win over the Lady Fishermen.

“We finally started making some shots (in the second half),” said Jacobson, whose team will host Tillamook Friday for a chance to move into a first place tie with the Lady Mooks.

“We were 4-for-34 in the first half. I don’t know what we were in the second half (7-for-20), but we made some shots, and talked about getting to the free throw line, and we did that.”

Astoria’s Olivia Israel scored six of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter, which ended in a 10-10 tie.

After a 3-for-19 effort in the first period, Seaside was just 1-for-15 from the field in the second quarter. But a free throw by Kaitlin Lewis with three seconds left in the first half forced a 15-15 tie at the break.

“Just before halftime and into the second half, we really concentrated on stopping their penetration,” Jacobson said. “In the first quarter, they were going right by us. So defensively we made that adjustment.”

And in the third quarter – following a 3-pointer by Israel that tied the game at 20-20 – Seaside went on a 10-0 run to close the period for a 30-20 lead.

Sophie LaCoste, Linsey Johnson, Steph Villegas and Miranda Olson all had points in the game-clinching rally.

Emily Becker and Lewis had back-to-back scores in the fourth, as Seaside held off an Astoria rally.

“It’s a tough place to play, and they’re a good team,” Jacobson said of the Lady Fish. “We hung in there and made some shots. Kaitlin was in a little foul trouble, but Celeste (Scougall) and Miranda both did a nice job coming off the bench.”

Lewis led Seaside with 11 points, while the Gulls hit 15-of-25 free throws, to Astoria’s 11-for-22.


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