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Sports Highlights: Dec. 16-21

Tournament of Champions Begins Wednesday


Monday, December 16, 2013

The Santa Barbara Dons visit Dos Pueblos High on Wednesday night (Dec. 18) in the opening game of the Channel League boys basketball season. San Marcos will be playing in the Jim Bashore Classic at Carpinteria, starting on Monday and Tuesday and finishing on the weekend.

Twenty-two girls basketball teams will compete in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. It gets under way Wednesday at three area gyms and will continue until the 43rd game, the championship of the Gold Division on Saturday night at Santa Barbara High. The host Dons will face Sierra Canyon in their first-round game Wednesday at 3 pm.

The San Marcos Winter Classic will feature 21 girls soccer matches on Friday and Saturday. The championship match will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the San Marcos stadium.

In college basketball, UCSB’s men will play on three consecutive nights at Utah State’s Basketball Travelers Classic, and the Gaucho women will host Utah State and Nevada at the Thunderdome.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Monday, 12/16: Women’s basketball – Great Falls (Montana) at Westmont, 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, 12/17: Women’s basketball – Wayland Baptist (Texas) at Westmont, 5:30 pm.

Thursday, 12/19: Men’s basketball – UCSB vs. Troy at Logan, Utah, 4:30 pm. Women’s basketball – Utah State at UCSB, 7 pm.

Friday, 12/20: Men’s basketball – UCSB at Utah State, 7 pm.

Saturday, 12/21: Women’s basketball – Nevada at UCSB, 2 pm. Men’s basketball – UCSB vs. Western Illinois at Logan, Utah, 4:30 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Monday, 12/16: Boys basketball – Jim Bashore Classic at Carpinteria.

Tuesday, 12/17: Boys basketball – Jim Bashore Classic at Carpinteria. Boys soccer – Hueneme at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 pm. Santa Ynez at Santa Barbara, 5 pm.

Wednesday, 12/18: Girls basketball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara, San Marcos and Carpinteria, 3-7:30 pm. Boys soccer – Bishop Diego at Cate, 3:15 pm. Boys basketball – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 7 pm.

Thursday, 12/19: Girls basketball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara, San Marcos and Carpinteria, 3-7:30 pm. Boys soccer – St. Bonaventure at Laguna Blanca, 3 pm. Pacifica at San Marcos, 3:15 pm.

Friday, 12/20: Girls basketball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara and San Marcos, 12-7:30 pm. Girls soccer – Winter Classic at San Marcos and Santa Barbara, 2-8 pm. Boys basketball – Jim Bashore Classic at Carpinteria.

Saturday, 12/21: Girls basketball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara and San Marcos, 9 am-7:30 pm. Girls soccer – Winter Classic at San Marcos and Santa Barbara, 9 am-5:30 pm. Boys basketball – Jim Bashore Classic at Carpinteria.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Information for most events: sbrunning.org.

DECEMBER: 21 – Santa Barbara Running Co. Ugly Holiday Sweater Fun Run, 110 Anacapa St. SBRunningCo.com.

JANUARY: 1 – Resolution Day 10K/5K Run, bike path at Calle Caesar Chavez and Cabrillo, 8 a.m.

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