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No. 3 Seaside survives in Scappoose

Indians' rally falls short in final seconds


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Jerad Toman leads the charge against Seaside in Tuesday's Cowapa League home opener.All but eighth-ranked Scappoose’s last shot fell when it needed to.

The Indians outscored No. 3 Seaside 22-10 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s Cowapa League opener in Scappoose, but Tanner Kramer’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds could not force overtime.

The Seagulls survived 59-56.

“I said, ‘Guys, we’ve been down before,’” Indians coach Rahim Tufts said. “We’re going to miss shots, but we have to step up the intensity on ‘D’. We kept chipping away, we forced some turnovers in the third quarter and we had pep in our step.”

Seaside (13-1 overall, 1-0 Cowapa) had an answer for the Indians’ physicality: 6-foot-5 senior post Austin Eagon scored 17 points, and junior guards Jackson Januik and Hunter Thompson scored 13 and 12 respective points.

Januik received all-state honorable mention last season after Scappoose defeated Seaside in the league tournament.

“We had trouble getting into our sets against their on-ball defense,” Tufts said.

Ian Donaldson scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth to help the Indians (10-4, 0-1) claw back. Joey Wagenknecht hit twice from range and ended up with nine points.

The Seagulls led 38-26 early in the third, but Robert Lohman’s layup pulled the Indians closer at 54-51 with 1:15 left inthe fourth. Donaldson’s layup cut the deficit to 55-53 with 35 seconds left.

Donaldson’s 3-pointer pulled Scappoose to within a point at 57-56 with 30 seconds left, but a pair of Seaside free throws was the clincher.

The Indians made 15 of 25 free throws to the Seagulls’ 8-of-11.

Seaside won its 13th game in a row and snapped Scappoose’s seven-game run.

Scappoose had no trouble in its 77-54 defeat of Corbett in the preseason finale on Friday, Jan. 15.

Donaldson led Scappoose (10-3 overall) with 23 points. Tanner Kramer and Robert Lohman scored 10 points each.

Senior guard and returning Tri-Valley Conference honorable mention Devin Weien sparked the Cardinals (4-10) with 20 points. Senior forward Reed Woodward added 18 points.

Scappoose led 34-22 at halftime.

The No. 8 Indians’ tough league schedule continues at No. 7 Valley Catholic at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Scappoose hosts No. 9 Astoria at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Scappoose 77, Corbett 54

C 10 12 17 15 — 54

S 13 21 23 20 — 77

C — Devin Weien 20, Reed Woodward 18, Dolan Defrance 6, Tanner Davis 6, Josh Delafield 4. Totals 21 8-15 54.

S — Ian Donaldson 23, Tanner Kramer 10, Robert Lohman 10, Christian Oslin 9, Zach Cutburth 8, Joey Wagenknecht 5, Gus Nelson 4, Boogie Davis 4, Jerad Toman 3, Mason Reardon 1. Totals 32 6-14 77.

3-point goals — C 4 (Weien 4); S 7 (Kramer 2, Lohman 2, Oslin, Wagenknecht, Toman). Total fouls — C 16; S 16.

Seaside 59, Scappoose 56

SEA 14 13 22 10 — 59

SCAPP 16 7 11 22 — 56

SEA — Austin Eagon 17, Jackson Januik 13, Hunter Thompson 12, Attikan Babb 7, Jaxson Smith 6, Zach Marston 2, Michael Lewis 2. Totals 23 8-11 59.

SCAPP — Ian Donaldson 21, Joey Wagenknecht 9, Tanner Kramer 8, Boogie Davis 8, Robert Lohman 5, Jerad Toman 3, Gus Nelson 2. Totals 18 15-25 56.

3-point goals — SEA 5 (Thompson 2, Smith, Januik, Babb); SCAPP 5 (Kramer 2, Wagenknecht 2, Donaldson). Total fouls — SEA 17; SCAPP 16.