Sports Highlights: Feb. 4-12

Lucius Davis to Become a ‘Legend of the Dome’

As if the excitement of crosstown rivalries were not reason enough to visit Santa Barbara High’s J.R. Richards Gym this week, for added emphasis, the boys basketball games between the Dons and San Marcos (Tuesday, Feb. 5) and Dos Pueblos (Thursday) will decide the Channel League championship.

Tuesday’s game will break a tie for first place between the Dons and Royals, who are both 7-3 in the league. Dos Pueblos (6-4) still has a shot at the title. In fact, if things fall into place, all three local teams could share the championship when the regular season ends Thursday. They would not have to hold a playoff for positions in the postseason, because they are in different CIF divisions.

In college hoops, the Westmont women, ranked No. 8 on the NAIA poll last week, try to complete a season sweep of No. 4 Vanguard on Tuesday at Murchison Gym. UCSB’s men are home for a pair of Big West games. Former Gaucho great Lucius Davis (1988-92) will be honored as the newest Legend of the ’Dome on Saturday when UCSB faces Pacific. SBCC has designated its double-header against Ventura on Saturday as “Coaches vs. Cancer” games.


Monday, February 4


Boys basketball – Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.

Girls basketball – Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5


Softball – Bakersfield at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball – Vanguard at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s volleyball – Cal Baptist at UCSB, Rob, Gym, 7 p.m.

Men’s basketball – Vanguard at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.


Girls water polo – Buena at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.

Girls soccer – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.

Boys soccer – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

Boys basketball – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6


Girls water polo – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Cate at Carpinteria, 3:15 p.m.

Boys soccer – Thacher at Cate, 3 p.m.; Midland at Laguna Blanca, 3:15 p.m.

Girls soccer – Dunn at Laguna Blanca, 3:15 p.m.; Oaks Christian at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

Boys basketball – Nordhoff at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball – Thacher at Cate, 4:30 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.;

Thursday, February 7


Men’s basketball – UC Davis at UCSB, 7 p.m.

Women’s basketball – La Sierra at Westmont, 7 p.m.; UCSB at UC Davis, 7 p.m.


Girls water polo – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Ventura at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.

Boys soccer – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.

Girls soccer – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 5 p.m.

Boys basketball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball – Fillmore at Bishop Diego, 7 p.m.; Grace Brethren at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8


Boys soccer – Dunn at Cate, 4 p.m.

Boys basketball – Dunn at Cate, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 9


Softball – Canyons at SBCC, 10:30 a.m.; Cypress at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.

Women’s tennis – Biola at Westmont, 11 a.m.

Swimming and diving – UCSB at Cal Poly, 12 p.m.

Men’s tennis – Loyola Marymount at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Men’s basketball – Ventura at SBCC, 5 p.m.; Pacific at UCSB, 7 p.m., Westmont at Hope International, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball – UCSB at Pacific, 4 p.m.; Westmont at Hope International, 5:30 p.m.; Ventura at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Monday, February 11


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

Tuesday, February 12


Baseball – West L.A. at SBCC, 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball – The Master’s at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball – The Master’s at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

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