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Sports Highlights: Dec. 27-31


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The action will be nonstop at the Santa Barbara Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament, as 16 teams each play four games in five days starting Friday, Dec. 27 (Sunday is a day off) at SB High’s J.R. Richards Gym. There will be eight games a day from 9 am to 9 pm.

The host Dons, 8-1 so far this season, have a shot at being the last team standing on New Year’s Eve. They open up against Laguna Hills at 7:30 pm Friday. Bishop Diego faces Flintridge Prep at 6 pm, and Carpinteria gets the tournament underway against Hueneme at 9 am. Chatsworth and Camarillo, two of the stronger teams, have a first-round showdown at 4:30 pm.

UCSB will host a women’s basketball game against Seattle University at the Thunderdome on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 28. The Gauchos are trying to stem a four-game losing streak. Clair Watkins, a 6’4” graduate student who previously played at Vanderbilt, should help. She just became eligible to play for the Gauchos a week ago.

Westmont College is staging two basketball tournaments on Monday and Tuesday – the women’s Holiday Classic alternating with the men’s 38th annual Tom Byron Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Friday, 12/27: Boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara High, 9 am-9 pm.

Saturday, 12/28: Boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara High, 9 am-9 pm.

Monday, 12/30: Boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara High, 9 am-9 pm.

Tuesday, 12/31: Boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara High, 9 am-9 pm.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, 12/28: Women’s basketball – Seattle at UCSB, 2 pm; Rio Hondo at SBCC, 5 pm.

Monday, 12/30: Women’s basketball – Holiday Classic at Westmont: Dordt (Iowa) vs. San Diego Christian, 1 pm; Westmont vs. UC Merced, 5:30 pm. UCSB at Utah, 6 pm. Men’s basketball –Tom Byron Classic at Westmont: Marygrove (Mich.) vs. Saskatchewan, 3 pm; Westmont vs. British Columbia, 7:30 pm. UCSB at Seattle, 7 pm.

Tuesday, 12/31: Women’s basketball – Holiday Classic at Westmont: UC Merced vs. San Diego Christian, 1 pm; Westmont vs. Dordt (Iowa), 5:30 pm. Men’s basketball –Tom Byron Classic at Westmont: Consolation game, 3 pm; Championship game, 7:30 pm.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Information for most events: sbrunning.org.

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

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