Santa Barbara High suffered its third girls basketball loss of the season against Ventura on Thursday.
The Dons dropped a 65-54 Channel League decision at Bob Tuttle Gym. The Cougars made 12 of 14 free throws in the final quarter to seal the win. Their other victories have come at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions and in the first round of league play.
Ivette Gil scored 23 points to carry the Dons (16-6, 3-2). Melissa Lemus added 14 points and had six assists. Dessy Coleman contributed 11 points.
The Dons will next play Saturday at Rio Mesa in a non-league contest.