The Santa Barbara High boys basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a convincing victory over Dos Pueblos Thursday night at J.R. Richards Gym.
The win clinched a share of the Channel League title for the Dons, who co-own the championship with San Marcos. Both teams were 9-1 in the Channel League, splitting the two matchups against each other.
After winning a coin toss after Thursday’s game, Santa Barbara will be the Channel League’s No. 1 seed when the playoff pairings are released on Sunday.
Bryce Warrecker led the way with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Jasper Johnson returned from injury to score 12 points. Moki Nacario added 10 pints while Stephen Davis and Jackson Gonzales each scored eight.
On the Chargers (8-18, 4-6) side, they were led by Alex Perez who scored 18 and Baylor Huyck who added 15.
CARPINTERIA 52, MALIBU 31
The Warriors won their final game of the season thanks to a game-high 19 points from guard Dylan O’Neill.
Gabe Medel added 10 points and 4 rebounds while Jose Suarez scored nine points for Carpinteria.
Ian Reed did it all for the Warriors Thursday, scoring three points, dishing out seven assists, collecting six boards and earning three steals.
BISHOP DIEGO 57, PROVIDENCE 6
Three players scored in double figures for the Cardinals on Thursday, leading to an impressive 51-point win.
Clara McDonald led the way with game-high 13 points while Sydney Naour added 12 and Julia De La Cruz poured in 11.
Bishop Diego (19-8, 5-3) also got nine points from Elliot Redkey.
The Cardinals will have a coin flip with La Reina, as the two teams finished tied for second in league play, to decide who will be the No. 2 and 3 seeds for the CIF pairings Sunday.
FRESNO STATE 4, UCSB 3
The Gauchos dropped another close match on Thursday in their home opener, falling to 2-5 to start the season.
UCSB lost the opening doubles point and, in singles, Santa Barbara won on the top three courts, but the match ended with Joshua Williams losing at court No. 6.
Williams lost in three sets, including losing a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7) in the third set.
SBCC 9, ANTELOPE VALLEY 0
The Vaqueros won in convincing fashion Thursday, sweeping Antelope Valley 9-0 on the road.
The Vaqueros (2-1, 2-0) recorded their first shutout of the 2020 campaign. They won the three doubles sets and dropped just one game for a 24-1 game record. They were equally dominant in 1 through 5 singles, sweeping all five matches with a 60-4 game record.
Kelly Coulson won swept 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles while Maura Mannix dropped just two games in No. 2 singles.
UCSB’s Nguyen wins Athlete of the Week
Coming off a pair of first place finishes and the top split time for the 200 Medley Relay team, sophomore Justin Nguyen has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Conference Athlete of the Week.
This is the second time in Nguyen’s career he has won the award, having been honored after last years’ season-ending meet against Cal Poly. He is the eighth UCSB swimmer to win the award this season. Nguyen helped the Gauchos complete an undefeated season on Saturday against the Mustangs. He took first in the 100 Back (49.60) and 100 Free (44.85).
SBCC start time moved up
The start time for today’s game between Santa Barbara City College and San Diego CC has been moved up to 2 p.m. The Vaqueros and Knights will square off in a three-game series today, 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Pershing Park.