Lilli Taylor scored 26 points, and Seaside led from start to finish at winless Estacada in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday night.
The visiting Gulls went on a 15-1 run midway through the second half on their way to an easy 56-33 victory over the Rangers.
Seaside improved to 6-6, while Estacada — ranked 34th out of 34 teams — dropped to 0-11.
The Rangers had their moments, rallying from an early 10-1 deficit and pulling to within 17-15 with 4:40 left in the first half.
But sparked by consecutive scores from Taylor, Seaside finished the first half on an 8-0 run for a 25-15 lead at the break.
The teams traded hoops for the first half of the third quarter, before the Gulls started scoring off steals and turnovers to build an insurmountable lead.
Taylor and Jadah Doney both had baskets off steals, and Seaside built an eventual 25-point lead.
Taylor scored nine of her 26 in the final period. Ruby Douglas was Seaside's only other player in double figures, with 10 points, while Tristyn McFadden added seven.
“All wins are good wins, someone said, and can't say I'd argue with that,” said Seaside coach Mike Hawes. “Lilli and Ruby kind of saved the day for us, and Tristyn has played some nice floor games recently.”
Douglas had four assists and 12 of Seaside's 30 rebounds, while the Gulls hauled in 12 offensive boards and finished with 13 steals. Seaside was 0-for-7 from the 3-point line and 8-for-20 on free throws, but shot 46% from the field (24-of-52).
Hawes added, “Again, it's a process and hopefully we build on this and get ready for the last nonleague game,” Tuesday at home vs. Gladstone. “We did some good things, but we're still learning how to compete for four quarters and what it means to play hard.”