Two teams in the running for league championships — and one team among the favorites for a state title — tipped off the 2021-22 boys basketball season Wednesday at Warrenton.
Looking for their first state championship since winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, the Seaside Gulls launched what they hope will be another championship season, defeating the Warriors 78-39.
The Gulls finished with four players in double figures led by Conner Langmo’s 20 points.
Ever Sibony added 19, Cash Corder had 16 and Izzy Jantes scored 10 off the bench.
Warrenton — on the verge of winning Coastal Range League titles in each of the last two seasons — may finally get one this season, as the Warriors return with a strong lineup.
Warrenton even led 16-11 after one quarter, thanks to 3-pointers from Hordie Bodden Bodden and Elijah Whitsett.
But Seaside opened the second quarter with 17 unanswered points, and led 38-17 after a 27-1 run. The Gulls had it wrapped up by halftime, 42-20.
Bodden Bodden led Warrenton with 11 points.