Solano drops Gervasoni opener to CCSF

December 28, 2012

The Solano women’s basketball team returned to the court on Thursday, opening play in the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic at De Anza College. The tournament has special meaning for Solano Coach Matt Borchert, who was an assistant coach under Gervasoni prior to coming to Solano. Gervasoni also served as Borchert’s best man in his wedding.

The Falcons got off to a quick start, but fell to City College of San Francisco 84-50. Taylor Hamilton led Solano with 18 points while Ariel Clay scored 16 points for the Falcons (3-6). Sophomore Cheyenne Shepherd added 10 points.

The loss comes on the heels of a tough home opener for the Falcons. Solano dropped both of its games in the Solano Showdown at the beginning of December – falling to Chabot and Sacramento City.

Solano led 23-14 before San Francisco exploded on a 26-4 run to takes a 40-27 lead into halftime. The Rams never looked back after that and cruised to the win with outstanding offensive sequences.

Solano looks to end a four-game losing skid Friday when it takes on Merced College at 2 p.m. in the consolation semifinals of the Gervasoni tournament.


Solano goes 1-2 at Sequoias tournament

December 6, 2012

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team got three solid games under its belt at the Tom Gilcrest Invitational at College of Sequoias in Visalia last weekend, going 1-2.

The Falcons opened with a 71-51 loss to Santa Barbara before bouncing back with a 76-51 win over Sacramento City College. Solano was sent home early from the tournament after suffering a 58-42 defeat at the hands of LA Valley.

The Sequoias tournament is one of the top events in the state, featuring 16  of the best teams in California – 8 from the North and 8 from the South.

Against SBCC, sophomore Cheyenne Shepherd scored 10 points and added seven rebounds and six steals. Freshman point guard Taylor Hamilton had 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Ariel Clay, a freshman, scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss to LA Valley while Ariella Harper came off the bench to score seven points.

Solano (3-3) returns to action on Friday Dec. 7 in the Solano Showdown when it hosts Chabot College at 8 p.m.