SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara trailed 37-36 with just over six minutes to play in the third quarter but that was as close as they would get to the reigning CIF Division 5 state champions. Sierra Canyon pulled away to win 77-58 on the first day of the Tournament of Champions in girls basketball.

Amber Melgoza scored 23 points for the Dons who fell to 7-2 on the year.