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Sports Highlights: Dec. 1-10


Friday, November 30, 2012

In its last home game until December 21, UCSB’s women’s basketball team plays the St. Mary’s Gaels on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 1) at the Thunderdome. St. Mary’s is 4-2 after a Thursday night victory at Cal Poly, while the Gaucho women are 2-4 after their second-half rally fell short against USC on Tuesday.

The Gauchos will try to cope with a St. Mary’s lineup that has four starters 6 feet or taller, led by 6’1” junior Jackie Nared (averaging 19.0 points and 9.5 rebounds). The Gaels are outrebounding their opponents by 10 per game. UCSB’s senior post player Kirsten Tilleman was sidelined by an injury against USC, leaving Sweets Underwood (9.7 points, 7.5 rebounds) as the only 6-foot starter. The Trojans shut out both Underwood and guard Nicole Nesbit, UCSB’s leading scorers. Angelei Aguirre (13 points) and forward Kendra Morrison (11 points, all in the second half) sparked the Gauchos, who trimmed an 18-point USC lead to six before the Trojans pulled away in the final minute.

High school winter sports go into full swing next week. San Marcos High and Bishop Diego will be hosting girls basketball tournaments, and there will be a boys soccer tournament at San Marcos.

Runners can make like reindeer on Sunday morning (Dec. 2) in the Santa Claus Run at La Cumbre Plaza.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Saturday, December 1

College women’s basketball – St. Mary’s at UCSB, 2 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Santa Paula at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at Santa Clara, 7 p.m.

Monday, December 3

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

High school boys soccer – Newbury Park at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.

High school girls soccer – Channel Islands at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4

High school girls soccer – Oxnard at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Carpinteria at Laguna Blanca, 3:15 p.m.

High school boys soccer – Moorpark at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Cate at Carpinteria, 5:30 p.m.; Pacifica at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

High school wrestling – Lompoc at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5

High school boys soccer – Channel Islands at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Pacifica at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Midland at Bishop Diego, 3:15 p.m.; Cate at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Gold Coast Classic at San Marcos; Bishop Diego-Carpinteria Tournament.

High school boys basketball – Righetti at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UCSB at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 6

High school girls soccer – Nordhoff at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Gold Coast Classic at San Marcos; Bishop Diego-Carpinteria Tournament.

College men’s basketball – SBCC Classic, first round: Cypress at SBCC, 7 p.m. UCSB at San Diego State, 7 p.m.

Friday, December 7

College men’s basketball – SBCC Classic: Consolation semifinals, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. Championship semifinals, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Gold Coast Classic at San Marcos; Bishop Diego-Carpinteria Tournament.

High school boys soccer – San Marcos Invitational; Channel Islands at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

High school girls water polo – Foothill at Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Corona Del Mar at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

High school boys basketball – Dunn at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.; Cabrillo vs. Dos Pueblos at UCSB Thunderdome, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

High school girls water polo – Corona Del Mar at Santa Barbara, 10 a.m.; Foothill at Dos Pueblos, 12 p.m.

High school boys soccer – San Marcos Invitational; Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.

High school girls basketball – Gold Coast Classic at San Marcos; Bishop Diego-Carpinteria Tournament.

College men’s basketball – SBCC Classic: Consolation final, 3 p.m. Third place, 5 p.m. Championship, 7 p.m.

Monday, December 10

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

High school boys basketball – Kilpatrick at Bishop Diego, 7 p.m.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Sunday, December 2 – Santa Claus Run: 5K and children’s 1 mile, La Cumbre Plaza, 8 a.m. Benefitting Kids For A Cure. sbactionpro.com.

Tuesday, January 1 – Resolution Day 10K/5K Run, Leadbetter Beach, 8:30 a.m. active.com.

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