Santa Barbara High suffered a 59-48 girls basketball loss against Porterville in the final day of the Gold Coast Tournament at Rio Mesa.

The Dons finished 1-3 in the season-opening tournament.

“We just ran out of gas after a strong first quarter,” said SBHS coach Andrew Butcher.

The Dons led 18-14 after the first quarter and were outscored 36-24 over the second and third quarters.

Jaeda Spence recorded a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Katrina Regalado also scored 10 points.  Caia Trimble and Athena Saragoza each scored 9 points.

Santa Barbara is back in action Thursday against Pioneer Valley at the Lompoc Tournament.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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