Sports Highlights: February 28-March 12

Westmont College (25-3) will face Vanguard (22-3) on Tuesday evening (March 5) in the championship game of the GSAC women’s basketball tournament at Concordia University in Irvine. The Warriors defeated San Diego Christian 62-47 in the semifinals. In the men’s tournament, Concordia outlasted Westmont in the semifinals, 80-77.

Westmont College hopes to double the number of postseason basketball games at Murchison Gym this weekend. At 7:30 p.m. today (Thu., Feb. 28), the Warriors (24-6) will face San Diego Christian (7-16) in the opening round of the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s tournament. If Westmont wins, it will host both semifinal games Saturday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Warriors would play the latter game. They are the top-seeded team in the tournament, but San Diego’s No. 8-seeded Hawks upset them in El Cajon on February 2.

Westmont will also host San Diego Christian in the GSAC women’s semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A victory will enable the Warrior women (24-3) to defend their tournament championship on Tuesday at Concordia University in Irvine. They went undefeated in regular season conference games and have won their last 16 games. Friday night’s game will have a “Think Pink” theme in support of the Kay Yow Foundation.


Monday, March 4


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


Men’s golf – SBCC-Santa Barbara Invitational, final round, La Purisima GC, 8 a.m.

Baseball – St. Mary’s at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5


Baseball – Ventura at SBCC, 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball – GSAC Tournament championship at Concordia, Irvine: Westmont vs. Vanguard, 5 p.m.


Baseball – Righetti at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.

Softball – Pioneer Valley at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball – Camarillo at San Marcos, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6


Girls basketball – State Tournament, first round: (Division 5) Providence Hall vs. AGBU-Canoga Park at Westmont College, 7 p.m. (Division 3) Santa Barbara at Hanford West, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 7


Softball – L.A. Pierce at SBCC (2), 1 p.m.

Women’s tennis – Furman at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 3 p.m.

Men’s basketball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 7 p.m.


Softball – Carpinteria at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8


Women’s tennis – Eastern Michigan at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Baseball – UCSB at Texas, 5 p.m.

Men’s volleyball – Stanford at UCSB, Robertson Gym, 7 p.m.


Swimming – Nordhoff at Carpinteria, 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 9


Baseball – UCSB at Texas, 12 p.m.; Hancock at SBCC, 1 p.m.

Men’s tennis – San Diego State at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Women’s basketball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Men’s volleyball – Pacific at UCSB, Robertson Gym, 4 p.m.

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


Baseball – Nordhoff at San Marcos (2), 11 a.m.; Cabrillo at Carpinteria, 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 10


Baseball – UCSB at Texas, 10 a.m.

Women’s tennis – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 11


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


Women’s tennis – Utah at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.


Softball – Pacifica at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12


Baseball – Notre Dame at UCSB, 3 p.m.


Boys volleyball – Valencia at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; West Ranch at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.


Monday, March 11SBCC Golf Classic, La Cumbre Country Club. Four-person scramble. Information hotline: 805-730-4076.

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16 – March Madness 24-Hour Donny Yee 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Downtown Boys & Girls Club. Information: Kim Kjar, 805-962-2382 ext. 30.


Information for most events:

MARCH: 3 – Peabody School 5K/10K. 9 – Orchard to Ocean 5K/10K/mile, Carpinteria Main School… Solvang Century, 100- and 50-mile bike rides. 16 – Barbara Ireland 10-Mile Walk/Run for the Cure of Breast Cancer, Chase Palm Park. 30 – Kendra’s Sprint Triathlon, UCSB Campus Point.

APRIL: 6 – Are You Tough Enough? 100K Run and Relay, Toro Canyon to Nojoqui Falls. 20 – Chardonnay 10 Miler/5K, Leadbetter Beach. 27 – Gaucho Gallop, 1K dog dash, 5K run/walk, 10K run, UCSB Harder Stadium. 28 – 5K/10K Walk/Run for Mental Wellness, Lower Manning Park. .

MAY: 11 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez. 18 – Arthritis Walk, 1 or 3 miles, SBCC West Campus.

JUNE: 3 – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa and State Street. 8 – Vicki’s 3,000 meters, Westmont College.

JULY: 4 – Semana Nautica 15K, San Marcos High.

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