The SBCC women’s basketball team won its season opener, defeating LA Harbor on the road, 56-44.
Freshman Eva Carrejo led the Vaqueros with 16 points, 11 coming in the second quarter alone. She made four three-pointers.
Three different Vaqueros finished with nine points, including freshman center Paityn Persson. She joined 2021 All-WSC Honorable Mention Isabella Jensen with identical stat lines of nine points and six boards. Second-year guard Brianna Jacobs also chipped in with nine points (2-3 3FG) to go with a Vaquero-high three assists.
Also making her SBCC debut, forward Aislinn Mcklevy finished with six points. Sophomore Lia Rodriguez chipped in with seven points off the bench, hitting both of her three-point attempts.
SBCC plays its home this Friday against Santa Ana at 5:00 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion.
SBCC found itself in a one possession game down the stretch in the season opener at El Camino, but came up just short in a 64-58 defeat.
Second-year Vaquero guards Wilfrid Nado (13 points), Elijah Simpson (11) and Jaelen Bates (11) led SBCC on the offensive end. Forward Aidan Mandel of San Marcos High went for 10 points (4-9 FG) in his debut.
SBCC plays at Bakersfield on Saturday.
Sophomore Carlee Steven ended the WSC Championships at Buenaventura Golf Course in second place overall, posting a two-round score of 149 on her way to All-Conference honors and a top-five finish for the second straight year.
Steven finished behind Carla Melendez of Canyons by six strokes. Canyons won the team title.
SBCC routed Moorpark 6-0 to improve to 4-3 in the WSC and 9-4-4 overall.
“Comfortable win at home for the guys and great to get so many players on the field today with most of our subs being used,” assistant coach Matt Wilkinson said. “Shoutout for a great game by Ivan Virgen, fantastic game for him with his first start of the year. And Josh Guevara Tahuite, local Santa Barbara guy, played a fantastic game and he gives us so much energy in the midfield. Exciting young talent playing in his hometown.”
Sasha Halabi got the scoring started in the first half off an assist by Timo Jansen. Virgen would assist a Lukas Lovgren goal to make it 2-0.
Jansen continued to be one of the team’s top offensive threats, as he scored his second goal of the season to put the Vaqueros up 3-0 off a pass by Jahir Valdez. Jansen is now third on the team with 13 points thanks to his two goals and a team-leading nine assists.
Bart Muns later got in on the action, putting away his team-leading 18th goal while Lovgren notched his eighth assist of the year.
SBCC’s final two goals came from Liam Wilder and Alex Nikolov, giving Oscar Chacon-Gallardo and Elias Omsels assists as well. Goalkeeper Will Haberfield went for five saves.
Santa Barbara has three games remaining in the regular season. The Vaqueros will be back home this Friday, Nov. 4 to face Allan Hancock at 7 p.m.
The SBCC women’s soccer team remained undefeated in conference after a 6-0 win over Oxnard.
The Vaqueros erupted for four goals in the final 15 minutes and improved their records to 8-0-2 in conference and 10-2-6 overall.
Hannah McLain and Aisha Camara each scored two goals, and Hannah Crawford and Gaby Faramarzi each had one for the Vaqueros.