Lee powers Solano past College of Marin

Solano's seven sophomores were honored prior to the game on Wednesday.

Crystal Lee scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Solano women’s basketball team to a 78-63 win over College of Marin on Sophomore Night Wednesday.

Prior to the game, Solano’s coaching staff honored seven sophomores in what was their final regular season home game at Solano Gym. Each sophomore took the court in the pre-game ceremony with their families and their favorite teacher – a new tradition this year.

“The faculty and staff at Solano play an important role in our student-athletes’ lives and we wanted to recognize them before the game tonight,” said Coach Matt Borchert.

Solano’s sophomores – Goli Tavassoli, Bree Domingo, Allie Davison, Ashley Daniels, Soroya Blunt, Veronica Morris and Crystal Lee – all played a big role in the success of the program this year and were presented with flowers by the coaching staff.

The Solano (22-5, 13-1) coaching staff also recognized Marin’s lone sophomore, who was playing in her final game for the Mariners.

Emotions – and an eight-day layoff from games – may have gotten the best of Solano as the Falcons struggled out of the gates early. The game was close until a late first-half run, sparked by freshman point guard Ivy Jones, put the game out reach.

Marin closed the gap to nine twice in the second half but Solano was able to pull away once again and seal its fifth straight win.

Crystal added 12 rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot. Soroya and Ivy each scored 11 points with Soroya added nine rebounds and three assists. Ivy chipped in three rebounds, six assists and four steals.

The Falcons close out the regular season at Los Medanos of Pittsburg on Friday at 5:30 p.m. A win would secure Solano’s third straight Bay Valley Conference title.

Conference seedings will be determined next Monday.

Click here for photos from Sophomore Night and the game against Marin.

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