Reserves help Solano power past Yuba

January 2, 2015
Kiara Beacham had one of her best games in a Solano uniform Friday against Yuba College.

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 »


Solano captures third place at Gervasoni Memorial

January 2, 2015
Laura Lawson was named all-tournament at the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic.

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 »


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 »


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