Sinegal, Jones lead Falcons to victory

December 29, 2010

Sophomores Destinee Sinegal and Ivy Jones combined to score 52 points to lead the Solano women’s basketball team to a 91-80 win over Mission College in the first round of the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic on Tuesday.

Destinee scored 27 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. She also hit 5 of 7 from the 3-point line to tie the program record for best 3-point percentage in a single game (.714). Ivy scored 25 points, while dishing out nine assists and adding five rebounds and four steals.

Solano (5-7) recorded its first win streak of the season after downing Cosumnes River College before Christmas. The Falcons take on Ohlone College on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the tournament’s semifinals.

Carmen Belser came off the bench and contributed 12 points and six rebounds while Shannon Rankin added 10 points, 6 rebounds and three assists.

Solano was impressive in building a 48-33 halftime lead. The Falcons were able to break Mission’s press and score easy baskets in transition. The team also shot the ball extremely well in the halfcourt offense, led by Destinee.

Solano extended the lead to 16 on a Ruby Leon 3-pointer early in the second half. But Mission didn’t go away and threw several presses at the Falcons to cause turnovers and create easy baskets for themselves.

Solano never allowed the Saints to get closer than five the rest of the way as it held on for the thrilling opening-round victory.

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Borchert gets 200th win as Solano downs Cosumnes

December 17, 2010

Coach Matt Borchert earned his 200th victory at Solano as the Falcons upended Cosumnes River College 75-67  in Elk Grove on Thursday night.

Ivy Jones scored 19 points and added 11 assists to lead Solano, which improved to 4-7 on the season. Solano trailed 43-39 at the half but a solid second half allowed the Falcons to pull away from the Hawks.

Destinee Sinegal added 12 points, six rebounds and three steals for Solano while Shannon Rankin chipped in eight points, eight rebounds and four steals. Zuri Collins was solid for Solano in the paint, scoring nine points on 4 of 8 shooting.

The Falcons next take on Mission College in the opening round of the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic at De Anza College in Cupertino. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. Solano is the tournament’s defending champions.


Newsletter, photos from LMC game now available

December 15, 2010

There’s plenty to see this holiday season on the Solano Community College women’s basketball blog!

Check out photos from this past Sunday’s game against Los Medanos College by clicking here.

Then, click on the newsletter link on the top of the blog’s home page to print out the December issue of the team’s newsletter, The Falcon Flyer. It’s packed with updated information on the team and features some inside information on one of Solano’s freshmen!

We wish everyone a happy, safe and healthy holiday season!

Don’t forget to check out the Falcons in action before Christmas when they take on Cosumnes River College in Elk Grove on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Go Solano!


Los Medanos upends Solano at Showdown

December 12, 2010

All good sreaks must come to an end.

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team entered Sunday’s consolation championship of the Solano Showdown against Los Medanos College having never lost to the Mustangs in the history of the two teams’ meetings. The Bay Valley Conference rivals have faced off 34 times with the Falcons having won every contest.

That streak came to an end on Sunday with Los Medanos beating Solano 60-46.

Solano jumped out to a quick 12-4 lead before Los Medanos closed out the half strong to take a 30-23 lead into the break. Los Medanos scored the first four points of the second half to extend its lead but there was plenty of fight left in the Falcons.

Solano cut the lead to two, 37-35, with 14 minutes to go but struggled to find the bottom of the net and scored just 11 points the rest of the way.

Destinee Sinegal scored 14 points and added 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Ivy Jones chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists.

Solano fell to 3-7 on the season and travels to Elk Grove on Thursday to take on Cosumnes River at 6 p.m.


Solano tops Shasta to advance to consolation championship

December 12, 2010

Shannon Rankin tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Solano Community College women’s basketball team to a 62-58 win over Shasta in the consolation semifinal of the Solano Showdown on Saturday.

Shannon shot 9 of 15 from the field to help the Falcons avoid elimination from its own event. Solano takes on Los Medanos on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The Falcons led by as many as 20 points before Shasta mounted a comeback in the closing minutes. Ruby Leon hit 4 3-pointers for Solano and finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Destinee Sinegal added 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Ivy Jones had nine points and 10 assists.


De Anza tops Solano in Showdown opener

December 11, 2010

The Solano women’s basketball team dropped the first game of its own Solano Showdown for just the third time since 2000 on Friday when it lost to De Anza 66-59.

Sloppy play in the first half doomed the Falcons as turnovers and missed opportunities on offense proved costly.

Destinee Sinegal led Solano in scoring with 13 points while Shannon Rankin and Jessica Woods each added 10.

Solano takes on Shasta in the consolation bracket semifinal on Saturday at 4 p.m.


Solano goes 0-2 at COS tournament

December 4, 2010

The Solano women’s basketball team lost its first two games at the Tom Gilcrest Invitational at College of Sequoias. The Falcons look ahead to their own Solano Showdown and defending their 2009 Showdown title.

In the COS opener against Cerritos, Destinee Sinegal had a double-double with 29 points and 11 rebounds. She added two assists and two steals and shot 11 of 20 from the field. Solano fell to Cerritos 79-78 in what Solano coach Matt Borchert called “the game of the day.”

The crowd in attendance was into the game and cheering both teams at every possession. Coach Matt said the crowd even gave the teams a standing ovation for their efforts.

“I was really happy with the way we played,” said Borchert, whose team led by nine at halftime and by double digits in the second half. “We just have to learn to finish games.”

Ivy Jones scored 16 points against Cerritos and added six rebounds and six assists. Ruby Leon tallied 11 points, two rebounds, two steals and an assist for the Falcons.

Against a tough Fresno team, which Solano was facing for the second time in a month, Solano fell 106-78. The Falcons gave up the most points in program history – a record that was broken by Fresno in the teams’ first meeting earlier this season.

Ruby Leon led the way with 19 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. The freshman guard has come on as of late for the Falcons. Ivy Jones had 15 points and six assists while Shannon Rankin poured in 15 points and nine rebounds. The freshman forward shot 7 of 9 from the field.

Solano takes the court on Friday night at 8 p.m. to open the Solano Showdown. Make sure to come out and support the Falcons in their 2010 home opener!