Together, we were better…

February 26, 2009

So yes, if you’ve read the newspaper this morning or the press release below, you know we had a disappointing loss last night which ended our season.  The girls were nervous, we didn’t play well…it was not pretty.

I’m bummed that the girls have to finish their season off on such a sour note, but I hope that they look back on the overall year and really understand what they were able to accomplish. 

We had 3 sophomores and 7 freshman.  We struggled like crazy in the preseason, to a point where our confidence was barely even a spark.  The girls had people who couldn’t handle the struggling and quit on them.  We lost our first two conference games.

And after all that, with their backs against the wall, they knuckled down together, climbed back into the conference race, and pulled out 14 wins in a row to earn themselves a Bay Valley Conference banner.

I hope that today while they’re sitting in their classes, they put last night’s game out of their mind for a second and remember what they were able to do…together.

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Local news from last night:

Daily Republic:  Solano women fall in first round of playoffs

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The 2008-09 season comes to an end…

February 25, 2009

Final score:

Solano 53

Chabot 66

 

Location:

Chabot College

 

High Scorers:

Bree Domingo 11

Soroya Blunt 10

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 15

Theresa Keith 7

 

High Assists:

Leilanie Lewis 3

Bree Domingo 3

 

High Steals:

Leilanie Lewis 3

 

Game summary:

The Falcons found themselves down early and could never recover, ending their season with a loss to Chabot (53-66) in the Regional Playoff.  Solano struggled defensively and allowed Chabot to shoot 48% from the floor.  The loss puts Solano’s overall 2008-09 season record at 17-13, however the team was able to finish off the conference with 14 wins in a row and a share of the Bay Valley Conference title. 

 

Kim Nunley, assistant women’s basketball coach

Angela Borchert, sports information


All-State Teams announced

February 24, 2009

The All-State Teams were chosen yesterday.  Here are this season’s top players in the state:

First Team

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Yr

Jessica DeLa Cruz

Delta

PG

5’7

So

Jazzmin Holmes

San Francisco

G

5’6

Fr

Crissy Watts

Siskiyous

G

5’6

So

Jessica Nolan

Lassen

F

5’11

So

Natasha Brown

Fresno

G

5’6

So

Ebony White

LA City

 

 

So

Michelle Santizo

Ventura

 

 

So

Quortlyn O’Neal

Cypress

 

 

Fr

Katie Girten

Palomar

 

 

So

Easter Faafiti

Pasadena

 

 

 

So

 

Second Team

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Yr

Jessica DeWitt

Santa Rosa

C

6’0

Fr

Laura Zasley

Skyline

G

5’8

So

Sumya Darden

Fresno

F

5’10

Fr

Kenyanna Martin

Contra Costa

G

5’7

Fr

Courtney Buster

San Francisco

C

6’3

So

Jessica Montgomery

Foothill

F

6’1

So

Eisha Sheppard

San Bernardino

 

 

So

Tierra Richardson

LA Pierce

 

 

So

Charity Smith

Canyons

 

 

So

Kinyada Johnson

Pasadena

 

 

So

Tiffany Hurd

Moorpark

 

 

So

Sequana Norris

Cypress

 

 

So

 

Third Team

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Yr

Brandi Stephens

Sierra

G

5’11

Fr

Charlene Popoff

Santa Rosa

C

6’0

Fr

Rose Thompson

Chabot

G

5’4

So

Tineka Spencer

Merced

C

6’1

So

April Nakatani

Cosumnes River

G

5’4

So

Cassie Bates

Ohlone

PG

5’7

Fr

Megan Iloff

East LA

 

 

So

Jordan Kuzman

Mt. Sac

 

 

So

Shannon Austin

West LA

 

 

So

Jessie Austin

Ventura

 

 

So

Danielle Smith

Mt. San Jacinto

 

 

Fr

Mercedes Taylor

Cerritos

 

 

So

 

 

 

North Player of the Year:  Jennifer Kioa, Foothill, C, 6’4, So

 

South Player of the Year:  Florida Siaosi, Antelope Valley, So

 


More pictures are up

February 24, 2009

Angela’s pictures from Friday’s Los Medanos game are up, here.


Playoff situation

February 23, 2009

We just got news of our playoff situation.

We have been seeded #18 and will be playing at #15 Chabot College on Wednesday night.  Update:  Game is scheduled for 7:00.  We played and lost to Chabot (68-74) earlier in the season, when we met up with them in the second round of our own tournament.

Here is the press release and stats from the first matchup against Chabot.

Scope out our opponents by visiting the Chabot’s women’s basketball homepage here.

Directions to Chabot can be found here.

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On another note, the February edition of The Falcon Flyer is now up on our website and can be viewed, here.


All-Conference

February 22, 2009

Congratulations to…

*Leilanie Lewis

*Bree Domingo

*Soroya Blunt

for being chosen for the 2008-09 All Bay Valley Conference Team!


They did it…

February 21, 2009

I can’t explain how proud I am of our team right now. To recover from such a difficult preseason, start the conference off with two losses, and then step up and win 14 games in a row is simply incredible.

This crew has confidence now.  Both captains, Leilanie and Scrappy, when I asked before the game last night how they felt on the night that could possibly be their last game at Solano, looked me directly in the eyes and responded, “Tonight’s not our last game.”

And they were right.  After decisively beating Los Medanos last night and finishing the conference 14-2, we found out that Yuba had helped us out and beat Contra Costa by 1 point, giving us a share of the BVC title and an automatic playoff bid. 
Scrappy & Leilanie

This squad gets their own banner up in the gym, and they damn well deserve it.

Local news from last night:

Daily Republic:  Solano women get share of BVC title

Vacaville Reporter:  Solano women get share of BVC title

Vallejo Times

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Today we find out about All-Conference selections and we’ll find out playoff details on Monday.