BBK: Balanced attack leads Dons past Ventura

Santa Barbara High turned in one of its most balanced boys basketball games of the season on Wednesday, putting five players double figures in beating Ventura 76-65 in a Channel League contest at JR Richards Gym.

Five players scored in five double figures as the Dons improved to 2-1 in league play and 18-4 overall. Ventura fell to 13-7, 1-1.

Bolden Brace paced Santa Barbara’s attack with 17 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Max Henderson made 4 of 8 3-pointers and finished with14 points, Ben Clay scored 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, Nick Busch scored 12 points and Chris Wagonhurst had 11 points.

Santa Barbara led 39-35 at halftime and expanded its lead to 56-48 in the third quarter.