Scappoose 64, Astoria 31SCAPPOOSE - A rough first quarter turned into a rough second quarter for the Astoria girls basketball team, and it just got worse from there Thursday night at Scappoose.
The Indians jumped on the Fishermen early and never let up, scoring a 64-31 win over Astoria in a Cowapa League contest. Scappoose went on an 8-0 run to start the game, then reeled off a 13-0 run to start the second as the Indians built a 26-4 lead.
By halftime, the Indians held a 37-12 lead on Astoria, which finished with 38 turnovers, 22 in the first half.
The Fishermen were missing Jade Kelly from the lineup, as a result of a concussion suffered earlier in the week in a win over Banks.
Marlie Cokley got the bulk of the minutes at point guard, and responded with a team-high nine points.
Ashley LaLande led Scappoose with 20 points, followed by Kailee Engstrom and Kara Shadley with 12 points apiece.
The Fishermen finish the first half of the league season at 1-4, and open the second round Tuesday at Rainier.
Rainier 53, Seaside 50RAINIER - Rainier held off a late Seaside rally Thursday night to defeat the Gulls 53-50 in a Cowapa League girls basketball game at Rainier.
Seaside trailed 38-30 after three quarters, but pulled to within one point in the fourth before the Columbians closed it out at the free throw line.
Rainier's Leanna Nagunst hit 11-of-13 free throws in the final period and finished with 19 points. Teammates Heidi Jackson and Erika Burnett added 13 points apiece.
The Columbians are now without starting point guard Karibeth Baldwin, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Tillamook.
Taholah 59, Naselle 49NASELLE, Wash. - The Herrold sisters combined for 26 points and 29 rebounds, but it wasn't enough Thursday night in Naselle's 59-49 loss to Taholah.
Sylvia Herrold scored 15 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, and sister Annie Herrold scored 11 points with 12 boards for the Comets. Erin Saari added 10 points, and Kelli Revis scored seven with eight rebounds in the loss.
The Comets led 25-22 at halftime, before Taholah outscored Naselle 37-24 in the second half.