A cold snap fell over the floor at the Thunderdome on Saturday for the UCSB women’s basketball team, at least in the second half of Saturday’s Big West Conference game against Hawaii.
The Gauchos managed only 14 second-half points in a 47-35 loss to the Wahine, a 20-minute stretch in which UCSB missed all 14 of its 3-point attempts, and missed the lone foul shot it attempted.
Natalia Bruening was the lone UCSB player in double figures, scoring 13 points; Danae Miller and Bri Anugwom had six points each in the defeat. UCSB went a lowly 12-for-51 (23.5 percent) from the field and missed all 16 of its 3-point attempts for the game.
WESTMONT 73, ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 60
Sydney Brown had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Kaitlin Larson finished with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Warriors to a comfortable Golden State Athletic Conference win.
Iyree Jarrett had 17 points and Lauren Tsuneishi chipped in 15 for Westmont (15-6, 8-3 GSAC), which shot 51 percent (29-57) from the field while going 9-for-20 from 3-point range.
CUESTA 49, SBCC 47
A 16-5 fourth-quarter run got the Vaqueros within striking distance of a Western State Conference North Division win, but fell just short. SBCC (12-8, 0-3), losers of four straight, were led by Aaliyah Pauling’s 29 points, followed by eight from Maaria Jaakkola.
WESTMONT 89, ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 81
Maxwell Hudgins had 27 points, six rebounds and five steals to lead the Warriors to a Golden State Athletic Conference win.
Kyle Scalmanini (17 points), Desean Scott (12 points) and Gyse Hulsebosch (10 points) also finished in double-figure scoring for Westmont (12-6, 6-4 GSAC).
CUESTA 86, SBCC 61
The Cougars hit 14 3-pointers to thump the Vaqueros in a Western State Conference North Division matchup. Zeke McMurtry had 21 points and 10 rebounds for SBCC (3-17, 0-3), while Joseph Holden had 16 points in the loss.
NO. 10 UCSB 3, NO. 5 LOYOLA-CHICAGO 1
Corey Chavers and the Gauchos (7-3) continued their recent hot streaks, as Chavers hit for a match-high 20 kills in leading the way in a 23-25, 33-31, 25-16, 25-22 win over the Ramblers at Rob Gym, UCSB’s fourth straight win.
Chavers has averaged 19 kills per match in the win streak; Ryan Wilcox added 14 kills, while Randy DeWeese had 33 assists and 14 digs.
SBCC 10, WEST. L.A. 3
Ian Churchill threw five scoreless innings and received support with four hits and two RBI from Boston Hubbard in a victory over the Eagles at Pershing Park.
Alonzo Rubalcaba went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and four runs scored for SBCC (2-0), while Mason Metcalf added two hits, and Pat Caufield had a key two-run triple.
UCSB 4, No. 57 SOUTH ALABAMA 1
The Gauchos won their first-round match of the ITA tournament in Los Angeles. UCSB won the doubles point and then clinched the match with singles victories by Joseph Guillin at No. 2, Victor Krustev at No. 3 and Anders Holm at No. 6. The Gauchos play No. 5 USC in today’s tournament final.
CSUN 7, WESTMONT 0
The Warriors, ranked No. 14 in the NAIA polls, opened their season with a road loss to the NCAA Division 1-based Matadors.
SANTA BARBARA 48, MOORPARK 40
Athena Saragoza had 20 points to lead the Dons in a Ventura Showcase victory over the Musketeers. Caia Trimble added seven points in the win for Santa Barbara.
SANTA CLARA 4, CATE 1
A second-half goal from Theo Mack was the lone tally the Rams could manage in a loss to the Cardinals.
BISHOP DIEGO 4, ST. BONAVENTURE 0
Adam Luckhurst scored on a 30-yard shot and his brother, Jack, buried a penalty kick for his 21st goal of the season to lead the Cardinals to victory.
Luke Williams and Chris Mesipam also scored for Bishop Diego, which netted all four of its goals in the second half.
LOMPOC 4, SAN MARCOS 0
The Braves scored off of a corner kick in the first half, then made it 2-0 off a Royals’ mistake in the back that led to a breakaway goal in the Channel League match.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Dos Pueblos split their two games to finish in third place. DP got seven saves from Anna Cable and three goals from Sophie Leggett in a 7-6 loss to Laguna Beach. The Chargers responded with a 10-4 win over Foothill. Kelly Meckelborg led the scoring with three goals, while Cable made 12 saves for the Chargers (19-8).
Santa Barbara got the tying goal from Abigail Hendrix with 12 seconds remaining, and the game winner in overtime from Juju Martinez do Amaral in a 9-8 win over Schurr. It the then lost 11-6 to Santa Margarita. Jordan Duggan led the Dons in that contest with three goals.
San Marcos finished fifth in the tournament with wins over San Clemente and Corona del Mar. Cassidy Miller scored three goals and Riley Christen made 10 saves in the Royals’ victory over San Clemente, and Claire Kronen scored the game winner in a 6-5 result over Corona del Mar.
CIF-SS TEAM DUALS
Dos Pueblos fell in the Division 4 semifinals, losing 36-28 to Mayfair after wins over Chino (57-21) and Beverly Hills (54-23).