Solano captures third place at Showdown

December 14, 2014
Solano went 2-1 in the 20th Annual Solano Showdown over the weekend.

Solano went 2-1 in the 20th Annual Solano Showdown over the weekend.

The Solano women’s basketball team bounced back from its first home defeat in almost two calendar years to beat Sacramento City College 69-45 in the third place game of the Solano Showdown on Sunday.

Laura Lawson was named to the all-tournament team for the Falcons. Read the rest of this entry »


Solano falls hard to Chabot in Showdown semifinals

December 14, 2014
Laura Lawson recorded her fifth double double of the season against Chabot.

Laura Lawson recorded her fifth double double of the season against Chabot.

Solano fell in the semifinals 92-76 Saturday night to Chabot, despite leading at halftime and making a valiant effort in the first five minutes of the second half to maintain the lead.
Five players scored in double figures for the Falcons, who shot 38 percent from the 3-point line.
Laura Lawson recorded her fifth double double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Nae Rankins continued her strong play in the Showdown with 17 points, 8 rebounds and three assists. Read the rest of this entry »


Freshman Rankins sparks Solano in victory

December 12, 2014
Nae Rankins drives to the basket in the second half against De Anza on Friday night.

Nae Rankins drives to the basket in the second half against De Anza on Friday night.

Freshman Nae Rankins scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds, sparking a huge run that allowed the Falcons to secure a 68-65 win over De Anza College in the first round of the Solano Showdown on Friday.

Solano led 36-26 at the half, but the Dons opened the second half on a huge run and eventually took a 44-43 lead with about 11 minutes to go in the game. Solano rallied back and built another double-digit lead but De Anza wasn’t finished, cutting the lead to two with less than a minute to go. Laura Lawson, who finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds, sank one of two free throws to give Solano a three-point advantage with nine seconds remaining. De Anza’s last-second attempt at a 3-pointer was blocked by Nae Rankins and Solano got the rebound as time expired. Read the rest of this entry »


Solano goes 1-2 at Tom Gilcrest Invitational

December 11, 2014

The Solano women’s basketball team played three tough games, but only came away with one win at the Tom Gilcrest Invitational at College of Sequoias last week.

The Falcons opened with a thrilling 86-84 win over Riverside. Solano fell behind 14 at the half, but staged a furious rally in the second half to pull out the victory. Five players scored in double figures for Solano, led by Nikki Andaya’s 17 points. The sophomore point guard added four assists and four rebounds. Laura Lawson commanded the paint, scoring 16 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Read the rest of this entry »


Andaya, Jones help Solano take second at SBCC

November 29, 2014

Sophomores Nikki Andaya and Audrie Jones led the way as the Solano Community College women’s basketball team finished second place in the Santa Barbara MTXE tournament for the third time in the last four seasons.

The Falcons fell to College of Sequoias 88-62 in the championship game.

Andaya averaged 8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4 assists over the three games while Jones averages 16.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and shot a red-hot 10 of 17 from the three-point line. Both were named to the all-tournament team. Read the rest of this entry »


Solano ready to hit the hardwood

November 29, 2014
Solano's 2014-15 team will look to repeat as Bay Valley Conference champions.

Solano’s 2014-15 team will look to repeat as Bay Valley Conference champions.

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team continued a long-standing tradition of winning when it captured its 11th Bay Valley Conference title in 2013-14. One of the best teams in program history relied on solid teamwork, great off-court chemistry and a fun-to-watch style of play to finish just the second undefeated conference season in SCC history.
With seven sophomores back from that team, and a talented group of freshmen joining them, the Falcons are poised at another run for a title. But they are well aware of the target on their backs.
Whether they were part-time starters or role players, each returning sophomore contributed to the success of last year’s team and hopes to make an even larger contribution this year.
Going to the state tournament Final Four is the ultimate goal of each player on the team. With last year’s playoff experience under their belts, these sophomores know exactly what it takes to get there.
In order to make the dream a reality, teamwork must take center stage once again. Read the rest of this entry »


Solano to open NorCals with Cosumnes River

March 11, 2014

The Solano women’s basketball team earned the No. 7 seed for the upcoming Northern California playoffs and will have a familiar opponent in Cosumnes River College, the No. 10 seed.

Solano will host the game on February 28 at 7 p.m.

Solano and CRC played each other twice already this season with the Falcons pulling out two close victories in December.

Solano, the Bay Valley Conference champions, enters the postseason riding a school record 17-game win streak. Taylor Hamilton, Denisha Lundy and Ariel Clay lead the team, having just been named all-BVC. Hamilton and Lundy earned all-state honors as well.

“This is where I thought we would end up in the seeding,” said Solano coach Matt Borchert. “Cosumnes will be tough. They play in a tough conference (the Big 8) and we are familiar with one another. It should be a great game.”


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