GBK: Dons smother Santa Ynez

Amber Melgoza dropped 27 points and Santa Barbara High stole the ball from Santa Ynez 24 times in Wednesday’s 67-14 win for the Dons in a Gold Coast Classic tournament game.

Santa Barbara’s press forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter, and the Dons roared out to a 23-4 lead.

Alondra Jimenez led the team in steals and assists with six in each category. Melgoza was 11 for 22 from the field, committed zero turnovers and pulled down nine rebounds.

Santa Barbara will play Cabrillo on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at San Marcos. Cabrillo defeated Pioneer Valley, 52-21.