VENTURA, Calif. -

Reserves Chris Wagonhurst scored 12 points and Eli Hale played terrific defense to lead Santa Barbara to a 59-48 Channel League victory at Ventura. The Dons are now 2-0 in league.

Wagonhurst made two three-pointers while Hale deflected six passes that started the Dons running game.

Ventura got 12 points from Dustin Houck and stayed in the game with free throws.