Solano tops Contra Costa, Borchert becomes all-time winningest coach

Solano women’s basketball coach Matt Borchert earned his 208th career victory on Friday night as Solano beat host Contra Costa 71-51.

Shannon Rankin looks to pass during Solano's game against Contra Costa on Friday.

Shannon Rankin scored 18 points and added four rebounds and three assists to lead the Falcons, who led 31-30 at the half. Solano bolted out of the gates in the second half and took a 42-32 lead. The Comets cut the lead to four with 13 minutes, 31 seconds to go, but that was the closest they got as the Falcons seemingly couldn’t miss a field goal in the second half.

Solano built a 21-point advantage and held the Comets scoreless over the final three minutes of the game.

“Our defense was outstanding the entire game, but the girls stepped it up a notch in the second half,” said Coach Matt, who was humble in victory. “I am extremely proud to hold this record. We have had a lot of success at Solano in the last ten years and it’s because of the great players we have had here. They deserve as much credit as I do.”

Ivy Jones had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Falcons, who improved to 12-9 overall and 7-0 in Bay Valley Conference games. Destinee Sinegal added 11 points.

Solano takes on Laney College, which is first place in the BVC Bay Division at 8-0, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m at Solano.

Click here to see more photos from the game.

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