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Sports Highlights: Dec. 27-29


The Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament is under way at Santa Barbara High. The host Dons won their opener Tuesday night against Calvary Chapel, 57-40. They will face St. Monica in the second round tonight (Thursday, Dec. 27) at 7:30. Other winners on the opening day were Santa Maria, Canoga Park, Buckley, Flintridge Prep, Camarillo and Troy.

Bishop Diego and Carpinteria are playing in the consolation bracket of the 16-team tournament. Game times every day are 9 and 10:30 a.m.; 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. The final game Saturday will be for the championship.

On Friday and Saturday, Westmont College is staging two concurrent basketball tournaments featuring the nationally ranked Warriors (No. 5 on the NAIA men’s Division 1 poll; No. 4 on the women’s poll). In the 37th annual Tom Bryon Classic, Westmont’s men and No. 7 Westminster (Utah) are favored to reach Saturday night’s final. The Westmont women will face No. 5 Westminster and No. 8 Oklahoma City, the defending national champion, in the GSAC Challenge.

UCSB hosts Kansas State in women’s basketball Saturday afternoon, while the Gaucho men travel to Cal State Fullerton for their Big West Conference opener.

The Resolution Day Run will get 2013 off to a running start on the waterfront Tuesday morning, January 1.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Thursday, December 27

High school boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 28

High school boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball – GSAC Challenge at Westmont: Westminster (Utah) vs. San Diego Christian, 1 p.m.; Oklahoma City vs. Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Tom Byron Classic at Westmont: Westminster (Utah) vs. St. Xavier (Ill.), 3 p.m.; William Jessup vs. Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 29

High school boys basketball – Holiday Classic at Santa Barbara, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Kansas State at UCSB, 2 p.m. GSAC Challenge at Westmont: Oklahoma City vs. San Diego Christian, 1 p.m.; Westminster (Utah) vs. Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Tom Byron Classic at Westmont: Consolation, 3 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m. UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

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

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