The last 2…

November 30, 2008

We’ve played two games since I updated last.  Been a little overwhelmed with eating as much turkey as possible. 🙂

Below are the press releases for each game (Butte & Fresno).  You can also catch the lastest from Ang at Borchert Media Relations, who took some really nice shots from the Fresno game, here.

Butte (11/29)

Final score:

Solano 64

Butte 83

 

Location:

Butte College

 

High Scorers:

Bree Domingo 12

Macie Wilcox 9

Allie Davison 8

Goli Tavassoli 8

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 12

Theresa Keith 5

Jana Jenkins 5

 

High Steals:

Macie Wilcox 5

Theresa Keith 4

 

High Assists:

Leilanie Lewis 4

 

Game summary:

The Falcons came out the gates flat and despite a second half run could never recover, falling to Butte College on Saturday night, 64-83.  From the jump, Solano allowed Butte to outhustle them on the boards and to loose balls.  The Falcons were able to bring the deficit to 12 in the second half and seemed to gather a little momentum off steals by Theresa Keith, but failed to come any closer.  The team will have three days of practice before they leave for Visalia and the Tom Gilcrest Tournament on Thursday.

 

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Fresno (11/25)

Final score:

Solano 69

Fresno 73

 

Location:

Solano College, Fairfield

 

High Scorers:

Bree Domingo 16

Soroya Blunt 16

Macie Wilcox 15

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 14

Theresa Keith 5

 

High Steals:

Soroya Blunt 5

 

High Assists:

Bree Domingo 4

Ashley Daniels 4

 

Game summary:

The Falcons came up just short in their loss to Fresno on Tuesday night, falling 73-69.  Solano stayed on Fresno’s heels the entire game, even tying it up with about five minutes to go.  The game was won at the free throw line, as the Falcons found themselves in consistent foul trouble and gave Fresno 44 free throw attempts. 

 

Kim Nunley, assistant women’s basketball coach

Angela Borchert, sports information


Getting better…

November 24, 2008

We made a decision to turn our focus back on improving and getting better instead of just on winning.

Every practice, film session and game we have is another opportunity for us to come together and become a stronger unit.

Watching Film

Watching Film

We want to continue to improve so that we’re ready to win conference and hang another banner in the gym.

– Coach Kim


Alumni update…

November 23, 2008

All five of our sophomores from last year moved on and are playing at a 4-year college.  Wanted to give you an update on how each of them are doing…

Christine Tucker (“Teenie,” “Tuck”)

Christine Tucker

Christine Tucker

Eastern Nazarene University just pulled out their first win, in which Teenie had a TRIPLE-DOUBLE, scoring 14 points, dishing 11 assists, grabbing 10 boards, and nabbing 4 steals for the Crusaders.  In the team’s first three losses, Teenie scored 18, 20, and 23 points, respectively.  She’s also averaging around 10 rebounds a game.

 

 

Alishea Kelly (“Robot,” “Lil Bit”)

Alishea Kelly

Alishea Kelly

Robot is starting for the Mavs and scored 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the season’s first official game.  Mesa State is currently 0-2 on the season.

 

 

Angela Franklin (“Turtle”)

Angela Franklin

Angela Franklin

Turtle is starting for the Javelinas, and in her team’s last game vs. Texas Woman’s, scored 17 points.  She’s currently averaging 10.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in her team’s 0-3 start.

 

 

 Corina Cornelius (“Rina,” “C”) and Natalie Cooley (“Nasty”)

Natalie Cooley

Natalie Cooley

Corina Cornelius

Corina Cornelius

Rina and Natalie are both starting and making an impact at William Jessup.  Taken from their team’s website on their last game:  Junior Corina Cornelius, playing on a badly sprained ankle, stepped up defensively, hounding the NCC ball-handlers non-stop and forcing several turn overs, and Junior Natalie Cooley started knocking down jumpers.  Both of them have pictures in that writeup, here.


Last night’s game…

November 23, 2008

Last night we had a disappointing game at Santa Rosa.

Not necessarily the loss that was a bummer, but that we continue to have difficulty getting organized.  Miscommunication (or just forgetting), lack of focus perhaps.  Whatever it is, we still need to improve on all of the little things.

There’s no doubt the girls played hard last night.  They came out and played their guts out.

There’s also no doubt that the will continue to improve and the organization stuff will get better with practice and more experience under the belt.

Angela has put up the game’s photos already on her website, here.  Some great shots on there.

Our focus now turns to having a good practice on Monday and trying to apply them in the game on Tuesday versus Fresno.

– Coach Kim


Another W!

November 19, 2008

Okay, yes. I’m a little slow on the updates. I apologize.

We had our third game on Tuesday night, hosting Hartnell. We started a little sloppy in the beginning, but looked pretty dang good the last 10-15 minutes of the game and ended up winning, 82-63.

Macie was en fuego! The girl was 9-14 from the floor, hitting 2 three’s along the way. She also was impressive from the FT line, knocking down 6 for 7 to finish with 26 points.

Bree was wowing the crowd with her impressive passing. She is so much fun to watch.

Nick was physical and battled down low, finishing with 9 points and playing great defense.

Captains Lei & Scrappy did their thing and are still working hard to help bring this large group of freshman along. As talented as they are, they still have a lot to learn.

We’re now 2-1. Next up is our matchup at Santa Rosa on Saturday. They may be the most talented team we face yet.

Scrappy beastin'

Scrappy beastin

Macie, about to hit one of her 9 FG's

Macie, about to hit one of her 9 FG

Thanks again to Ang & Borchert Media Relations for the great photos.


Some shots from Saturday…

November 19, 2008

Some great shots of the game vs. Siskiyous, thanks to Angela and Borchert Media Relations

Allie battling!

Allie battling!

The energetic and supportive crowd.

The energetic and supportive crowd.

If you weren’t there last Saturday, I bet you wish you were now!  If you didn’t make it, you can redeem yourself by coming on next Tuesday, when we’re at home again vs. Fresno (5:00)!


1-1

November 18, 2008

Wow. 

We hosted our first home game on Saturday night vs. Siskiyous.

Opening night.  New gym.  Huge crowd.  Talented opponent.

There was definetely an energy in the air.  The night was so exciting, as we were able to come back from being down early to beating Siskiyous 67-61.  (you can read the game recap and see the stats here). 

As a coaching staff, we were worried about the fight of this team, as at times during practice they lack the competitiveness that a successful team needs.  Well, the girls basically told us to shove it with their performance on Saturday night.  They battled and never let up.  They are a fun bunch to watch.

After our first game loss to De Anza, however, we bounced down a bit in the State rankings, moving from 12th to 14th in the North.

Tonight, we take on Hartnell at home at 5:30.

Pictures from the Siskiyous game will be available soon.

– Coach Kim