Solano cruises past Contra Costa to remain unbeaten

The Solano women’s basketball team once again came out of the gates fast and maintained a double-digit lead for most of the game in beating Contra Costa College 86-62 in Bay Valley Conference action on Wednesday in San Pablo.

Taylor Hamilton led another balanced scoring attack, scoring 18 points. The sophomore point guard added six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Ariel Clay and Nikki Andaya each scored 13 points while Audrie Jones came off the bench to score 11.

Laura Lawson was perhaps the highlight of the night, however. The freshman forward scored 10 points but pulled down a season-high 21 rebounds to help Solano to a 74-47 rebounding advantage on the night. The Falcons’ rebounding total was just six shy of the school record of 80 set by the 94-95 team.

“We played a very good defensive game, which is what we set out to do,” said Solano coach Matt Borchert. “We limited their shot attempts and stuck to the game plan very well. We still have some work to do, but we are getting better every game which is great.”

Solano, which came into the game ranked No. 17 in the state and No. 8 in Northern California according to the CCCWBCA coaches, built a two-game conference lead with the win and extended its win streak to nine games. The Falcons are 17-4 overall and 8-0 in BVC games.

Solano returns to action on Friday against Yuba College. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. The Solano women’s and men’s basketball teams will be recognizing Police, Fire and EMTs during the game.

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