Solano trio named all-conference

February 23, 2016

Cassandra Jones, Alex Bader and Christen Voyles each earned all-Bay Valley Conference honors when the BVC coaches met over the weekend.

Cassandra, a freshman, is one of the state leaders in 3-pointers made. She was Solano’s leading scorer with 13.1 points per game. She also shot 37 percent from the 3-point line.

Alex, a sophomore who transferred from Linfield College in Oregon, played out of position most of the season at point guard, but was Solano’s leader on the court. She averaged 7.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. She was 11th in the state in assists.

Christen, a redshirt freshman who played two seasons ago at Solano, was an emotional leader for the Falcons. The forward’s versatility was extremely valuable to the team. She averaged 8.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Christen and Alex were also named to the academic all-BVC team for their hard work in the classroom this fall.


Cassandra Jones breaks long-time 3-point record; Solano finishes with a win

February 23, 2016
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Cassandra Jones celebrates after hitting her record-breaking 3-pointer against College of Marin.

Sophomore Night at Solano turned into a celebration of epic proportions as freshman Cassandra Jones broke Solano’s 21-year-old single season 3-point record by hitting fourĀ 3-pointers to lead the FalconsĀ to a season-ending 69-56 win over College of Marin on Friday.

Cassandra, who finishes her first year of college basketball with 100 treys, scored 12 points as Solano jumped out to an early lead and then held on for a win.

Solano honored its three sophomores and their family members in a pre-game ceremony – Miranda Holman, Christen Voyles and Alex Bader. Read the rest of this entry »


Scout Night another huge success

February 23, 2016
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Girl Scouts from Fairfield and Vacaville enjoyed meeting the players after Solano took on Laney College on Wednesday night.

Though the game score was not what it would’ve liked, the Solano Community College women’s basketball team put smiles on its collective faces and entertained several special guests after its game against Laney College on Wednesday night.

For the third year, Solano hosted Scout Night, inviting Girl and Boy scouts from the area to the game. After the game, the scouts had the chance to get up close and personal with the players – the Falcons signed autographs on specially-made Scout Night cards and snapped pictures for posterity.

The event continues to be a big hit for both the Solano players and the scouts in attendance. Solano’s players enjoy their 15 minutes of fame while signing autographs for young fans and the scouts love to meet college basketball players!


Cold shooting night dooms Falcons

February 23, 2016

The Solano women’s basketball team picked the worst night to have a poor shooting performance.

The Falcons shot just 19 percent from the field and 13 percent from the 3-point line in a crucial 47-29 loss to Laney College. Laney and Contra Costa remain atop the Bay Valley Conference standings with just one loss. Solano’s defeat puts the Falcons out of the conference title hunt and virtually assures them of no postseason berth.

Neither team had success shooting early on in Wednesday’s game. Both teams were scoreless through the first four minutes of the contest and the score was tied 5-5 at the end of the first quarter.

Laney held Solano to just eight points in each quarter after that and cruised to the victory.

Solano coach Matt Borchert was pleased with the team’s effort, saying that the Falcons executed the game plan well both offensively and defensively.

“Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go in the basket,” he said. “We got great looks and took great shots, but the ball simply didn’t go in.”

Cassandra Jones scored 10 points to lead Solano. The Falcons only lost the rebounding battle 47-42. Christen Voyles and Miranda Holman each had seven rebounds while Alex Bader and Mariel Dinglasan added six.

Next up: Solano will celebrate Sophomore Night against College of Marin on Friday.


Solano continues win streak with narrow win over Yuba

February 23, 2016

Solano extended its season-long four-game win streak with a 67-56 win over Yuba College in Marysville on Wednesday.

Christen Voyles and Miranda Holman used their size to dominate the paint. Each sophomore finished with 14 points. Miranda added six rebounds, while Christen chipped in five boards and three assists.

Alex Bader scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists. Kyara Reed had another solid outing off the bench for Solano with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Next up: Solano takes on Contra Costa in San Pablo on Feb. 12.


Solano dominates against short-handed Mendocino

February 23, 2016

There is no let up by the Solano Community College women’s basketball team, which is still chasing the Bay Valley Conference title.

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Solano’s players helped Coach Matt celebrate his 300th career victory.

And the Falcons gave Coach Matt Borchert his 300th career win in style.

LaNia Adams came off the bench to score 21 points as the Falcons beat Mendocino in Ukiah 92-45. The freshman forward was 9 of 13 from the field and added five rebounds.

Coach Matt, the winningest coach in Solano women’s basketball history, is also the only coach in the program’s history to reach 300 wins.

Cassandra Jones had 14 points for Solano while Christen Voyles added 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Kyara Reed also came off the bench to contribute 11 points and five rebounds.

The Falcons controlled the game from the start against the Eagles, which only suited up five players. Mendocino was forced to finish with four players after one of them fouled out.

Next up: Solano travels to Marysville to take on Yuba College.


Solano topples Marin on the road

February 23, 2016

The Solano women’s basketball team bounced back from back-to-back Bay Valley Conference losses with a convincing win over College of Marin in Kentfield.

Sophomore Christen Voyles scored a season-high 26 points to lead the Falcons to an 81-59 victory. She also added six rebounds and three assists.

Cassandra Jones was 4 of 10 from the 3-point line and finished with 17 points. Alex Bader had a solid all-around game with nine points, 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals.

The Falcons led by four after the first quarter, but exploded in the second quarter to give themselves a nice cushion going into halftime. A big fourth quarter put an exclamation point on the victory.

Next up: Solano will earn a forfeit win over Los Medanos, which forfeited the rest of its season just a couple of games into the BVC schedule. The next game will take place on Feb. 3 at Mendocino.


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