Pixel Tracker

Thursday, December 13 , 2018, 8:58 am | Fair 42º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, The Lab, and American Riviera Bank
Santa Barbara Athletic Round TableThe LabAmerican Riviera Bank
College Basketball

Tejon Williams Sparks SBCC to Upset of First-Place Cuesta

 Freshman guard Tejon Williams posted season highs of 28 points and 16 rebounds on Saturday night, leading SBCC to an 85-80 upset of first-place Cuesta in a WSC North men’s basketball game in San Luis Obispo.

 Evan Tillman, a 6-8 freshman forward, added 21 points and six rebounds. He hit 6-11 from the field and 10-12 from the charity stripe.

Williams, who also had four assists, connected on 9-15 from the field, 2-3 from 3-point country and 8-9 on free throws. Robert Hutchins scored 15 for Santa Barbara, which made 18-of-21 free throws in the final 20 minutes.

 Cuesta handed the Vaqueros their worst WSC loss three weeks ago, 83-54.

 The Vaqueros (7-15, 2-6) outshot the home team 44.1 to 23.3 percent in the first half and built a 36-21 lead. The margin grew to 19 points (46-27) with 16 minutes to play before the Cougars (20-8, 7-2) started their comeback.

 Cuesta is tied for first with Moorpark atop the WSC North, one game ahead of Ventura with three to play. Roberto Mantovani led Cuesta with 28 points.

 The Cougars turned the tables in the second half, erupting for 59 points and outshooting SBCC 58 to 48 percent. Santa Barbara shot a shade better for the game (46 to 44 percent) and made 22-of-27 from the free-throw line compared to 14-21 for Cuesta.

 Santa Barbara has two home games next week – Wednesday vs. Oxnard and Saturday vs. Moorpark. Tip-off is 7 p.m. for both games.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >