Solano overpowers Merritt in battle for BVC lead

All five starters scored in double figures to lead the Solano women’s basketball team to a 94-48 win over Merritt College on Thursday night.

Denisha Lundy, left, and Taylor Hamilton led the Falcons on offense and defense against Merritt College on Thursday.

Denisha Lundy, left, and Taylor Hamilton led the Falcons on offense and defense against Merritt College on Thursday.

Taylor Hamilton led the way with 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Solano jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back. The Falcons once again applied tough full-court defensive pressure to force the Thunderbirds into repeated turnovers that the Falcons translated into baskets.

All 14 Solano players scored in the game with Denisha Lundy adding 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Ariel Clay chipped in 12 points, Laura Lawson added 11 points and seven rebounds and Nikki Andaya tallied 10 points, six rebounds and five assists. Justice Robinson provided a spark off the bench with five points, six rebounds and three assists.

The Falcons scored more than 90 points for the fourth consecutive game and for the fifth time in six outings. The 48 points is the least amount of points given up by the team this year.

Solano won its eighth game in a row, improved to 16-4 overall and 7-0 in BVC games. The Falcons take on rival Contra Costa College on Wednesday in San Pablo at 5:30 p.m. The team’s next home game is on Friday against Yuba College.

For more photos from the Merritt game, click here.

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