Tribe girls pick up big win, then stumble in playoff the next night
The Scappoose Lady Indians did what they needed to keep hope of post-season action alive, but then fell out of contention with a playoff loss on Saturday night.
Scappoose took charge of a must-win game with Seaside in the second period on Friday night and went on to a 41-35 win. That set up a rematch the next night at Tillamook, and this time the Lady Indians lost 48-41.
Before a large crowd, mostly on hand for the boys' showdown to follow, the Lady Indians showed some tenacity and scoring ability that has been missing on occasion.
They trailed Seaside by just two after one period, then outscored them 11-3 in the second period for an 18-12-halftime lead.
Scappoose kept up the pressure after the break and vaulted to a 30-20 lead going into the fourth period. Seaside would whittle a bit off the lead and got it down to four points inside a minute, but two free throws from Shay McGuire clinched the win.
Scappoose spread out their scoring over the game. No player would reach double figures and eight were within three points of each other.
'The girls were pretty spirited and played intense,' Scappoose coach Buell Gonzales said. 'That's the kind of play exactly like I wanted them to play-aggressive and patient. It's how you want to play your big game, one of the last of the year. If we can play like that we can play with anybody.'
Gonzales said he will have six players with experience returning this next year and expects the team to improve.
'We were close this year. If we'd won the overtime game with Seaside, and won in Astoria we'd have finished third in the league and wouldn't have needed a playoff,' he lamented.
Seaside 48, Scappoose 41
The Lady Indians would score 41 against Seaside again the next night in Tillamook for a playoff, but this time it wouldn't be enough.
'We got down by 10 early and never really got back into it,' Gonzales said. 'We played well, but once we got down-this is not the type of team that can put up enough points to come back.'
Seaside was determined and moved on to play Astoria on Tuesday in Tillamook for the last playoff berth.
The Lady Indians didn't score in the first period of the contest, but managed to pull back within six by halftime, 24-18. and #8200;The two clubs were virtually even in the second half.
Ellie Mullen led Scappoose in scoring with 10.
Banks 54, Scappoose 23
The Scappoose Lady Indians never really got into last Tuesday's game with Banks. They only scored two points in the first period, and six in the second. They trailed 30-8 at the half.
Scappoose finished the game 31 points behind.
Riley Gerlinger of Banks was the only player in double figures with 12. Scappoose had four girls score four apiece in the contest.
Scappoose 41, Seaside 35
Seaside 9 3 8 15-35
Scappoose 7 11 12 11-41
Seaside (35)-Emily Becker 14, Kaitlin Lewis 12, Davis 5, Olson 3, Kawasoe 2, Dundas 2, Villegas 2.
Scappoose (41)-Shay McGuire 7, Catlow 6, Thomas 6, Mullen 5, Updike 5, Kierleber 4, Kessi 4, Hoglund 4, Hendryx.
Seaside 48, Scapoose 41
Scappoose 0 18 11 12-41
Seaside 10 14 13 11-48
Scappoose (41)-Ellie Mullen 10, Updike 9, Kessi 8, Catlow 5, Thomas 4, McGuire 3, Hoglund 2, Hendryx, Kierleber.
Seaside (48)-Kaitlin Lewis 15, Haylee Dundas 13, Becker 7, Kawasoe 5, Villegas 3, Davis 2, Gardner.
Banks 54, Scappoose 23
Banks 17 13 16 8-54
Scappoose 2 6 4 11-23
Banks (54)-Riley Gerlinger 12, Chung 8, Duyck 7, Gooding 6, Masters 6, Vandomelen 4, Rue 4, Hardie 3, Birr 2, Dunthorn 2, Smith.
Scappoose (23)-Abby Kessi 4, Nicole Thomas 4, Zoey Hendryx 4, Kierleber 3, Hoglund 3, Grabhorn 2, Carnahan 2, Updike 1, Mullen, McGuire, Catlow.