GOLETA, Calif. -

San Marcos controlled the pace but Santa Barbara now controls the Channel League. The Royals slowed down the Dons high-powered offense but Santa Barbara still found a way to win 56-48 to move to 4-0 in league while the Royals slipped to 1-3.

Jack Baker and Noah Burke scored 14 points apiece for the Dons while Bryce Ridenour tallied a game-high 20 points for the Royals.

Santa Barbara is now 14-2 overall and is ranked third in the latest CIF Division 3A poll.