SEASIDE - The Seaside girls basketball team picked up a two-for-one special Monday night at home.
In addition to scoring Seaside's first league win of the year (70-39 over Banks), the victory also served as a nice tune-up for Thursday's Clatsop Clash with Astoria.
And if the Gulls look anything like they did Monday, they could be tough to beat, and not just for the Fishermen.
"I think if we can play like we did tonight - play as a team, everybody's looking out for everybody else, and if we can get after it right off the bat like we did tonight ..." Seaside coach Jill Lew said.
"We took Banks out of it four minutes into the game," she said. "Obviously we're not going to be able to take Astoria out of the game that fast, but that's definitely our intent.
"I know Astoria likes to press as well, so there's going to be some teams that will really be getting after each other. It's going to be a good game."
Seaside had Monday's game against the Braves well in hand just minutes into the contest. The Gulls opened with a 7-0 run, then really poured it on.
A short jumper by Brenna Archibald followed by consecutive baskets from Amanda Laird gave Seaside a 19-3 lead. The margin reached 28 points late in the first half, when Stephanie Chesnut connected on a 3-pointer.
Laird came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points, followed by Jeannie Pfund with 15, Jenna Archibald with nine, and eight points from Jamie May.
The Gulls were 12-of-15 from the free-throw line and outscored Banks in every quarter.
Tillamook 84, Astoria 41TILLAMOOK - Six Tillamook players scored in double figures Monday night in an 84-41 Cowapa League win over Astoria.
Whitney Haltiner and Becky Welch scored 16 points apiece to lead the Lady Mooks, now 2-0 in league. Tillamook's Stephanie Beeler added 14 points, Natalie Runkle chipped in 12 (all in the second half), while Kim Kittell and Kendra Allen scored 10 points apiece.
The Mooks led 23-4 after one quarter before the Fishermen got on track and managed to keep pace with Tillamook in the second period.
Jade Kelly led Astoria with 11 points, followed by Corey Jacobson with nine and Laura Ferguson with eight.
Clatskanie 43, Warrenton 29CLATSKANIE - A "smothering man-to-man defense" was the difference according to Warrenton coach John Mattila, in his team's loss at Clatskanie Monday night.
The Tigers swept the regular season series against the Warriors with a 43-29 win as Clatskanie took advantage of 28 Warrenton turnovers.
Clatskanie jumped out to a 12-2 lead and closed out the first quarter with a half-court shot from Tomi-Jo Gutierrez for a 15-6 advantage.
Gutierrez finished with a game-high 14 points, while Whitney Johnson (12 points, four assists) and Liz O'Casey (11 points, four steals) led the Warriors.
"They had a smothering man-to-man defense, and we just weren't able to break it," said Mattila, whose team plays at Portland Lutheran Friday.