The Lady Seagulls drew the Eagles from Life Christian Academy. Life Christian, who took their initial loss to Toutle Lake (District IV third place winner), had already eliminated the Lady Vikings of Willapa Valley and was headed to keep their streak going now having to face the Lady Seagulls.
The late evening game staged at Black Hills High School turned out to be the final game of the season for the Lady Gulls as they lost 62-48. In the game, three players, Karlee Freeman, Aiysha Garcia and Cydney Flemetis each scored nine points in their efforts with Winter Newman just one point behind with eight and leading the team in rebounds with 11. Mikayla Collins along with Flemetis further supported the offensive and defensive game of Raymond with nine total rebounds each.
The Lady Seagulls represented their school and community in best form making it to the fourth round of District IV play.
The boys followed on the next night facing the Ocosta Wildcats. The Wildcats were the team to eliminate the Willapa Valley boys the week prior and was set to make a similar impression on their next Pacific County opponent...Raymond.
"We came out with great energy in the first quarter and took a 14-0 lead," said Raymond Boys Head Basketball Coach Derek Rask. "Before the end of the quarter, we got complacent and turned the ball over, which led to Ocosta hitting a few shots and shifting the momentum in their favor going into the second quarter."
Seagull Rayce Newman led the Seagulls with nine points with teammate James Hamilton grabbing 16 rebounds.
"I think you have to give credit to Ocosta and where they are as a program. They are committed to everything they do in every phase of the game," continued coach Rask.
With hurt players giving it their all, Seagull senior Landon Maneman and junior Elliott Murdock contributed to the game while scoring a total of nine points and holding nine rebounds between them.
In the end, the Seagulls bowed out in the fourth round of District IV play, 51-45, against the Wildcats. Ocosta lost to Onalaska in the next week taking fifth, and Onalaska finishing fourth.
"We finished with a winning record this year," commented coach Rask. "I have to hand it to the team dealing with a new coach, new coaching staff and a whole new basketball program, I am very proud of what they did this year. And they should be proud to be the first team to set up this new system. We are in the process of changing basketball here at Raymond."