Solano announces second Scout Night

January 19, 2013

DSC_2827The Solano Community College women’s and men’s basketball teams will host Girl and Boy Scouts from the area on February 8, 2013.

Girl and Boy Scouts from the area are invited to attend the game free of charge, enjoy some great college basketball as the teams take on Los Medanos College and stick around after to get autographs and pictures with the players.

The Solano men’s team will be available for autographs during halftime of the women’s game, which tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game starts at 7:30 p.m. The Solano women’s team, which is currently tied for first place in the Bay Valley Conference, will be signing autographs after its game.

Scouts in uniform will receive a commemorative patch (see design). Click here to download the Scout Night flyer for more information. 

See you at the game!


Falcons win fourth straight; win nailbiter over Marin

January 18, 2013

The Solano College women’s basketball team got a bit of a scare after leading 13 at the half but pulled out a 63-51 win over College of Marin in Bay Valley Conference action on Tuesday night.

The game was the only one of the week for the Falcons who won’t play again until a January 23 contest against Contra Costa.

Solano got one of its most balanced scoring efforts of the season as every player scored in helping the Falcons hit the .500 mark for the first time since November 29.

Ariel Clay and Taylor Hamilton each scored 13 points for the Falcons while Cheyenne Shepherd added 11 points. Taylor added five assists and five steals while Ariel grabbed 11 rebounds and three steals.

Stephanie Saelee chipped in eight points for her second straight solid effort off the bench for the Falcons. Necole White hit three 3-pointers and finished with nine points.

Solano (5-1 BVC, 8-8) led 38-25 at the half before College of Marin blasted out of the gates in the second half, eventually tying the game at 40 before going up 41-40. The Falcons answered right back with a huge run and pulled away over the remainder of the game to secure its fourth straight win.


Solano finishes off great week with win over LMC

January 18, 2013

The Solano women’s basketball team posted a 62-40 win over Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, the perfect ending to a busy week for the Falcons who went 3-0.

Necole White exploded for 16 points, including hitting 4 of 8 from the 3-point line, and teammate Taylor Hamilton added 16 from the point guard position to lead Solano. Necole added five rebounds and six steals while Taylor chipped in eight steals, five assists and five rebounds.

Ariel Clay, Ariella Harper, Cheyenne Shepherd and Stephanie Saelee each had six points.

Solano improved to 4-1 in Bay Valley Conference games and 7-8 overall. The team has won three straight games since a heartbreaking loss to Laney earlier in the month.


Solano hands Mendocino first league loss of 2013

January 12, 2013

Taylor Hamilton scored 22 points for her second straight 20-point effort and third in the last four games to lead Solano to a 64-58 win over Mendocino on Thursday, handing the Eagles their first BVC loss of the season.

Ariel Clay added 11 points and 14 rebounds. The freshman forward has scored in double figures in six straight games. She’s recorded a double-double in three of the team’s last four games.

The game was a back-and-forth battle throughout with Mendocino taking a narrow 35-34 lead into halftime. The Eagles, who made five 3-pointers in the first half, struggled to even get a trey up in the second half as Solano built a 15-point lead, 62-47, late in the game.

Mendocino rallied in the final minutes to close the gap and make the game interesting, but Solano held on for the win, its third straight victory at home.

Cheyenne Shepherd added 10 points and six rebounds while Kristina Kountouris chipped in nine points, seven rebounds and three steals. Lucy Santos came off the bench to score seven points.

Solano (6-8, 3-1) looks to extend its win streak when it takes on Los Medanos in Pittsburg on Saturday. The game time has been moved to 1 p.m.


Falcons pull out big 2OT victory over Napa Valley

January 10, 2013
Lucy Santos provided a spark for the Falcons off the bench against Napa Valley.

Lucy Santos provided a spark for the Falcons off the bench against Napa Valley.

Lucy Santos scored the game-tying basket with seconds left in regulation and went on to score 10 more points in the two overtime periods to lift the Solano women’s basketball team to an 80-70 win over Napa Valley on Tuesday.

Santos, who played sparingly in the game prior to entering in the final minutes of regulation, came up with some big jump shots and rebounds in the extra periods.

Taylor Hamilton recorded her first career triple double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. The freshman point guard played all 50 minutes of the contest. Ariel Clay also had a big night with 16 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Solano outscored Napa 16-6 in the second overtime to seal the victory.

Solano plays host to league-leading Mendocino College on Thursday before traveling to Pittsburg on Saturday to take on Los Medanos.


Solano drops heartbreaker to Laney

January 10, 2013
Ariella Harper was a big force in the paint in Friday's game against Laney.

Ariella Harper was a big force in the paint in Friday’s game against Laney.

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team fell to Laney College in Oakland 62-58 on Friday. The game was a back-and-forth battle between two extremely competitive teams. The Falcons had the chance to tie the game at 60 but missed a jumper with about two seconds left to go in the game. Solano was forced to foul and Laney hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Ariel Clay scored 17 points in the loss and added four rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots while fellow forward Ariella Harper added a double double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Freshman point guard Taylor Hamilton just missed out on a quadruple double, scoring nine points and adding 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 steals.

Solano heads into a busy week next week with three conference games on the schedule. The Falcons take on Napa Valley and Mendocino at home on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively and then travel to take on Los Medanos College in Pittsburg on Saturday.


Solano ends losing skid with rout of Yuba

January 2, 2013

The Solano women’s basketball team opened Bay Valley Conference play strong on Wednesday night with a 79-56 win over Yuba College in Fairfield. In doing so, Solano brought its five-game losing streak to a halt. The Falcons closed out the Gervasoni tournament last Friday with a loss to Merced College.

Ariel Clay looks for an open teammate against Yuba College on Wednesday night during the Bay Valley Conference opener.

Ariel Clay looks for an open teammate against Yuba College on Wednesday night during the Bay Valley Conference opener.

Playing in just their third home game of the season, the Falcons jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never relented in building a 10-point halftime lead. Solid shooting from all 10 players kept the momentum going in the second half and Solano’s lead grew to 30, 78-48, late in the second half.

Freshman point guard Taylor Hamilton continued her impressive play, scoring a season-high 27 points. Fellow classmate Ariel Clay added 13 points. Lucy Santos added eight points and four more players finished with six each.

“We did some things differently than we had in our previous games and the team responded well,” said Coach Matt Borchert. “Our defense caused Yuba some problems and we had some people step up on offense tonight. We shot the ball confidently tonight so hopefully that continues.”

The Falcons take on defending BVC champions Laney College on Friday in Oakland at 6 p.m.