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Westmont Women Win GSAC Crown


TOP SPORTING EVENTS: FEBRUARY 22-MARCH 5

Only three high school teams remain in the CIF winter sports playoffs, and two of them are playing today (Wed., Feb. 22). The Dos Pueblos Chargers host Long Beach Poly in the Division 2 girls soccer second round, and Providence Hall plays L.A. Adventist in the Division 6 girls basketball quarterfinals at Westmont College.

The other postseason contestant, Cate School’s top-ranked boys soccer team, travels to Don Bosco Tech in the Division 7 quarterfinals Thursday.

UCSB’s Big West basketball showdown at Long Beach State tonight will be televised on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. Long Beach (12-0 in the conference, 19-7 overall) is closing in on the regular season title. The 49ers are undefeated (9-0) on their home court at the Pyramid. The Gauchos (9-3, 15-8) are tied for second place with Cal State Fullerton.

Orlando Johnson sits in third place on UCSB’s career scoring list with 1,674 points, and he is within striking distance of the top two, Carrick DeHart (1,687) and Alex Harris (1,696). Johnson is the Big West scoring leader, averaging 20 points a game.

The Gaucho women play their final regular-season home games Thursday and Saturday, while Saturday night the men will host Cal Poly (8 p.m., ESPNU) and play two more home games next week.

Westmont College’s women, ranked No. 5 in the NAIA, clinched their first Golden State Athletic Conference regular season championship with an 86-66 victory over Fresno Pacific on Tuesday. The Warriors will play a home game in the opening round of the GSAC Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Warrior men, tied for second place, will find out their tournament seeding after Saturday’s game at Azusa Pacific.

FUND-RAISERS

Sunday, February 26 – The Montecito Volleyball Club will host a carwash at

the Shell gas station located at 4801 Hollister Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets: $10.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Wednesday, February 22

College baseball – L.A. Pierce at SBCC, 2 p.m.

High school girls soccer – CIF playoffs: Long Beach Poly at Dos Pueblos, 3 p.m.

High school girls basketball – CIF Division 6 quarterfinals: Providence Hall vs. L.A. Adventist at Westmont College, 7 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at Long Beach State, 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 23

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Houston at UCSB (2), 12 p.m.

High school boys soccer – CIF quarterfinal: Cate at Don Bosco Tech, 3 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 24

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Nevada at UCSB, 9:30 a.m.

High school baseball – Fillmore at San Marcos, 3 p.m.

High school girls soccer – CIF quarterfinals.

Saturday, February 25

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: UNLV at UCSB, 9:30 a.m.

High school baseball – St. Francis at Dos Pueblos, 11 a.m.

College women’s tennis – Pacific at UCSB, 11 a.m.

College men’s tennis – UC Davis at UCSB, 1 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Westmont at Azusa Pacific, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Westmont at Azusa Pacific, 7:30 p.m.; Cal Poly at UCSB, 8 p.m.

High school girls basketball – CIF Division 6 semifinals.

Sunday, February 26

College softball – Gaucho Classic I: Nevada at UCSB, 9:30 a.m.; San Diego at UCSB, 2:30 p.m.

Monday, February 27

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

College women’s tennis – St. John’s at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28

College softball – L.A. Valley at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.

High school baseball – Arroyo Grande at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.

High school softball – Carpinteria at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 29

College women’s tennis – Georgia State at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.

High school baseball – Nordhoff at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Newbury Park at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

College women’s basketball – GSAC Tournament, first round, at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 1

College baseball – Biola at Westmont, 2 p.m.; El Camino at SBCC, 2 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Arroyo Grande at San Marcos, 6 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Pacific at UCSB, 7 p.m.; GSAC Tournament, first round.

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

Friday, March 2

College baseball – Loyola Marymount at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Biola at Westmont, 2 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Royal at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

College women’s basketball – GSAC Tournament semifinals.

Saturday, March 3

High school baseball – Santa Ynez at Carpinteria (2), 12 p.m.

College baseball – Loyola Marymount at UCSB, 1 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UCSB at UC Davis, 2 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UC Davis at UCSB, 7 p.m.; GSAC Tournament semifinals.

Sunday, March 4

College baseball – Loyola Marymount at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 5

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

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Sunday, February 26 – Roses en la Playa 5K, Leadbetter Beach, 9 a.m. sbactionpro.com.

Saturday, March 10 – Solvang Century, 100- and 50-mile rides, Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Road, 6:30 a.m. bikescor.com

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