Second-half run lifts Solano past Mendocino

January 30, 2010

Freshman forward Jessica Woods drives to the basket after coming up with a steal.

The Solano women’s basketball team bounced back from its first defeat in 15 games to post a 70-57 win over Mendocino on Friday in Bay Valley Conference action at Solano Gym.

Veronica Morris led Solano with 17 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Soroya Blunt had 13 points and seven rebounds while Ashley Daniels contributed 10 points, five rebounds, an assist and a two steals.

“We were still a little hungover from the Laney loss on Wednesday but we recovered a little better in the second half and were able to pull away,” said Solano coach Matt Borchert. “We came out of this week 2-1 and that’s huge. We are still in first place in conference so we have to get down to work and keep playing hard.”

Jessica Woods had nine points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals for the Falcons, who improved to 18-5 and 10-1 in BVC.  Solano shot 40 percent from the field in the game.

Solano, ranked No. 3 in Northern California and No. 16 in the state, takes on Merritt in Oakland on Wednesday.

To see more photos from the game, click here.


Game notes now available!

January 29, 2010

Game notes are now available on the Solano women’s basketball blog. Get up-to-date stats, conference standings and insider information before each home game by clicking on the “Game Notes” page up top and downloading game notes that will also be available at the Falcons’ home game later in the evening.

Enjoy!


Laney stuns Solano at buzzer

January 27, 2010

Solano guard Veronica Morris walks off the court after the Falcons lost to Laney on Wednesday night at the buzzer.

The Solano College women’s basketball team’s 15-game win streak came to a heartbreaking end on Wednesday night when Laney College scored on a putback at the buzzer to post a 58-56 win in Bay Valley Conference action in Fairfield.

The Falcons (17-5, 9-1) tied the game at 56 on a Soroya Blunt baseline jumper with just under a minute to play. As Laney was bringing the ball up the court, Solano got a steal but came up empty on the possession. Laney recovered the ball with about 35 seconds to go on the clock and immediately was called for a travel after inbounding the ball.

Solano took over and ran offense, looking for an open shot but turned the ball over with about nine seconds to go in the game. Laney’s point guard rushed down the court and put up a shot which bounced high off the rim. Laney’s leading scorer got the rebound and tossed it back in while still in the air just as time expired.

“This was a very tough way to lose,” said Coach Matt Borchert. “We struggled all night on the defensive boards. Laney is very athletic and they just found a way to get to the ball on the offensive glass.”

Solano trailed by as many as 12 in the first half but went on a 16-8 run to close out the first half and cut the lead to four at halftime. Laney led by as many as eight in the second half in what was a thrilling contest for all in attendance.

“We had great crowd support tonight,” said Coach Matt. “Our fans were in the game from the tip to the buzzer. It was a great college basketball environment. If you weren’t at the game tonight, you missed a good one!”

Soroya Blunt drives to the hoop after getting a late-game steal on Wednesday night against Laney.

Crystal Lee led Solano with 16 points and 14 rebounds. She also had two assists, four steals and a blocked shot. Soroya Blunt had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Solano struggled shooting from the field, especially from the 3-point line where they only connected on 1 of 9.

Solano and Laney are now tied atop the Bay Valley Conference standings with six games left to go in the regular season.

“This loss doesn’t take anything away from this team though. Winning 15 straight is an amazing accomplishment. We will get back to work and be ready for Mendocino on Friday,” said Coach Matt.

Solano, the No. 3-ranked team in the North and No.16 in the state, hosts Mendocino on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

To see more images from the game, click here.


Wear blue to support the Falcons!

January 26, 2010

There’s a lot on the line during Wednesday night’s big game against Laney College.

The Solano women’s basketball team is going for consecutive win No. 16 when they host Laney. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.

Solano has won 15 straight games and 23 consecutive Bay Valley Conference games. The Falcons will try to tie the school-record for consecutive wins in a season and take control of the Bay Valley Conference standings.

Solano beat Laney in the two teams’ first meeting this season, 66-56.

To show your support for the team, please wear blue to the game on Wednesday and be ready to cheer loud and often! Also, spread the word to those in the community to come watch the North’s No. 3-ranked team in action!

If you can’t make it to the game, wear blue to work or school and support the team in spirit!


Domingo dishes out 12 assists in Solano victory

January 25, 2010

Bree Domingo came one assist shy of the school record, dishing out 12 assists to lead the Solano women’s basketball team to a crucial 75-70 win over Contra Costa College on Monday in San Pablo.

The record of 13 assists is still safely in the hands of LaStar Brown, who set the mark during her sophomore season (2001-02). Solano came one assist shy of breaking the team record of 31 set in the 1998-99 season.

Solano won its 15th straight game and is one win away from tying the school record for consecutive wins. The 1996-97 team won 16 straight en route to reaching the State Final Four. This year’s Falcons have also won 23 consecutive Bay Valley Conference games, dating back to last season.

Veronica Morris led Solano with 20 points and added seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals. Solano (17-4, 9-0) led by as many as nine points before Contra Costa cut the lead to two late in the game. The Comets were forced to foul, but had not yet gotten in the bonus, so time kept ticking off the clock without CCC able to get the ball back.

Soroya Blunt had 12 points and eight rebounds while Crystal Lee had 10 points and seven rebounds. Ashley Daniels added seven points, three rebounds, two assists and seven steals.

“This was a great win,” said Solano coach Matt Borchert. “It was a great college basketball game and, as always, playing at Contra Costa provides a great atmosphere. We have a long way to go still, but this got a big week off to a great start for us.”

The Falcons host Laney on Wednesday before hosting Mendocino on Friday. Both games start at 5:30 p.m.


Solano cruises to 14th straight victory

January 23, 2010

Solano forward Crystal Lee helped the Falcons top Los Medanos on Friday.

The Solano women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to 14 games with a 76-48 win over Los Medanos on Friday.

The Falcons finished the first half of Bay Valley Conference play with an 8-0 record and are now 16-4 overall. In addition to the 14-game win streak this season, Solano has won 22 consecutive Bay Valley Conference games, dating back to last season.

Crystal Lee had 13 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, two blocks and an assist for the Falcons against Los Medanos. Solano led 46-23 at the half.

Veronica Morris led Solano with 18 points and added five rebounds while Ivy Jones had 13 points and seven rebounds. Jessica Woods chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

All 11 Falcons scored in the game.

“We didn’t shoot the ball particularly well this game, but our defense, once again, allowed us to pull out the victory,” said Solano coach Matt Borchert.

Solano has a busy week next week, traveling to San Pablo on Monday to take on Contra Costa before hosting Laney on Wednesday and Mendocino on Friday.

All games start at 5:30 p.m.

For more photos from the game, click here.


Solano downs Marin, wins 13th in a row

January 21, 2010

Jessica Woods posted a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Solano College women’s basketball team to a 73-25 win over College of Marin in Kentfield Wednesday night.

It was the 13th straight win for the Falcons (15-4, 7-0) and the 21st consecutive Bay Valley Conference victory, dating back to last season.

“Our energy on defense was outstanding,” said Coach Matt Borchert. “We played really well on both ends of the court, but our pressure on defense was superior.”

Crystal Lee added 16 points and nine rebounds for Solano while Ashley Daniels added nine points and eight rebounds and Destinee Sinegal tallied nine points, three rebounds and four steals.

Solano jumped out to a 31-12 halftime advantage and cruised in the second half.

Freshman Ivy Jones also had a stellar all-around game with five points, four assists, two rebounds and five steals.

Solano hosts Los Medanos College on Friday at 5:30 p.m.