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Sports Highlights: Nov. 1-12

Football Showdown at Dos Pueblos


UCSB puts one of the nation’s youngest basketball teams on the floor tonight (Thu., Nov. 1) when the Gaucho men play La Verne University in an exhibition game at the Thunderdome. Their probable starting lineup includes three freshmen – point guard Dalanté Dunklin, and forwards Michael Bryson and Taran Brown – sophomore post Alan Williams, and junior guard Kyle Boswell. A week later, the Gauchos will play at LSU.

Westmont College’s women, ranked No. 7 in the NAIA preseason coaches’ poll, open their basketball season at 6 p.m. Friday against Bethesda. The Warrior women defeated Pepperdine in an exhibition game at Malibu this week, 67-60. Tugce Canitez, the reigning NAIA Player of the Year, pounded the NCAA Division I Waves with 25 points and 18 rebounds. Canitez was on Turkey’s national team at the London Olympics. Because of a scheduling conflict, Westmont’s men will not be playing Friday night. They will open their season at the Las Vegas Tip-Off Classic on November 9.

UCSB’s women make their season debut against Vanguard, the NAIA’s No. 4-ranked team, on Monday night.

Biola will visit Westmont on Friday afternoon in a Golden State Athletic Conference women’s soccer semifinal.

Dos Pueblos tries to wrap up the outright Channel League football championship Friday night against Santa Barbara, which is fighting for a CIF playoff berth.

Runners, start tapering your workouts – the fourth Santa Barbara International Marathon is only nine days away.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Thursday, November 1

High school boys water polo – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

College men’s basketball – La Verne at UCSB (exhibition), 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer – Santa Monica at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Friday, November 2

College women’s soccer – GSAC semifinal: Biola at Westmont, 3 p.m.

High school boys water polo – Royal at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Bethesda at Westmont, 6 p.m.

High school football – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Ventura, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Mission Prep, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Oak Park, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 3

Golf – SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup Junior Series at Rancho San Marcos.

High school football – CIF 8-man playoffs, first round: Orcutt Academy at Cate, 2 p.m.

College football – SBCC at Glendale, 6 p.m.

College men’s soccer – UCSB at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – Biola at Westmont, 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 4

Golf – SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup Junior Series at Rancho San Marcos.

Monday, November 5

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Vanguard at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Westmont at UCLA (exhibition), 7 p.m.

Friday, November 9

College women’s soccer – GSAC final.

College men’s basketball – Westmont vs. Montana State Northern at Las Vegas, 12 p.m.; UCSB at LSU, 5 p.m.

High school football – CIF playoffs, first round.

College football – West L.A. at SBCC, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – Pacific at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Bash by the Beach: Glendale at SBCC, 7 p.m.; UCSB at UNLV, 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 10

College men’s basketball – Westmont vs. Westminster (Utah) at Las Vegas, 12 p.m. College women’s basketball – Bash by the Beach at SBCC: Third place, 3 p.m. Championship, 5 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – UC Davis at UCSB, 7 p.m.

Monday, November 12

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at Illinois State, 5 p.m.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Saturday, November 10 – Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon, Dos Pueblos High School to SBCC, 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon, Page Youth Center to SBCC, 7:15 a.m. sbimarathon.com.

Saturday, November 17 – American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure bicycle rides (8, 37 and 67 miles), Leadbetter Beach, 8 a.m. diabetes.org.

Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving 4 Miler, Magnolia Shopping Center, 9 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.

Sunday, November 25 – Red Rock Marathon and 50-Mile Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch, 6 a.m. allwedoisrun.com.

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