November 18, 2015
The Solano women’s basketball team kicked off the 2015-16 season at the E.O.S. Tournament at Riverside City College, the first time the Falcons have played in this event in its history. Unfortunately, the trip was short as the team came back early after suffering two defeats.
SCC (0-2) opened with an 80-68 loss to Cerritos College on Friday. The Falcons actually led by two at the half and played solid throughout the game, but fell to a strong Southern California opponent. In the consolation semifinals on Saturday, Solano dropped a heartbreaking 55-51 decision to El Camino. It was the two programs’ first ever meeting. The Falcons struggled a bit against EC, according to Coach Matt Borchert, and didn’t play as sharp offensively as they did against Cerritos.
Christen Voyles, a sophomore guard, scored 13 points, including 3 of 7 from the three-point line, against Cerritos. She added five rebounds. LaNia Adams had nine points and three rebounds off the bench. Alex Bader, also a sophomore, had a solid outing with seven points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Against El Camino, Adams had 16 points and eight rebounds. Cassandra Jones had 11 points and four rebounds.
Next up: Solano travels to Weed to resume its rivalry with College of Siskiyous on Nov. 24.
November 14, 2015
The dream remains alive at Solano Community College.
This year’s women’s basketball team hopes to continue a tradition of excellence that defined the program for more than 20 years.
The Solano women’s basketball team looks for a three-peat of the Bay Valley Conference title this year.
Fresh off raising the program’s 12th banner at Solano Gym this winter, the Falcons field another versatile squad in 2015-16. That suits Solano coach Matt Borchert, now in his 16th season, just fine.
These Falcons fit in perfectly to his up-tempo style of play – the players run the floor well, they are athletic and they know how to score. Most importantly, though, they want to get better and are improving every day.
The fast break will be as exciting as ever, but offense in the half court will be intense with all 12 players able to score from anywhere on the floor in Coach Matt’s motion-style offense.
Coach Matt prides himself on being a defensive-stopping team as well though. This year’s team features players who will do all that they can to keep the opponents’ scoring low.
The game strategy changes a bit this year, however, and it should be interesting to see how NCAA-adopted rules changes affect the game and Solano’s strategy.
The team’s schedule has a new look for the first time in several years. Two single games were added to the preseason schedule, two new teams are joining the Solano Showdown and the Falcons test themselves in a new tournament to kick off the year.
The Bay Valley Conference adopted a new format this year that makes the race for a banner even more competitive.
Coach Matt, who is just 11 wins away from achieving his 300th career victory at Solano, has put together a highly cohesive, versatile group of players who strive to get better every day.
The story lines are plenty meaning that this season will be filled with excitement at every turn. Read the rest of this entry »
January 2, 2015
Kiara Beacham had one of her best games in a Solano uniform Friday against Yuba College.
The Solano women’s basketball team opened defense of its 2014 undefeated Bay Valley Conference title with a 72-37 win over Yuba College on Friday night.
The Falcons jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the game before the 49ers finally got a score. Solano (8-5, 1-0) led 41-13 at the half and by as many as 35 in the second half. The coaching staff was able to rest their starters for most of the game. Read the rest of this entry »
January 2, 2015
Laura Lawson was named all-tournament at the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic.
Solano finished off its preseason schedule by taking third place in the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic at De Anza College in Cupertino.
The Falcons recorded a convincing 84-52 win over San Mateo on Tuesday in the third place game. Nae Rankins and Audrie Jones each scored 15 points for the Falcons. Rankins added seven steals while Jones grabbed six rebounds. Brooke Gibbins scored 12 points off the bench while Alexis Hines chipped in 11 points. Read the rest of this entry »
December 14, 2014
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 »
December 14, 2014
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 »
December 12, 2014
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 »