Solano drops two games at season-opening tourney

November 18, 2015

The Solano women’s basketball team kicked off the 2015-16 season at the E.O.S. Tournament at Riverside City College, the first time the Falcons have played in this event in its history. Unfortunately, the trip was short as the team came back early after suffering two defeats.

SCC (0-2) opened with an 80-68 loss to Cerritos College on Friday. The Falcons actually led by two at the half and played solid throughout the game, but fell to a strong Southern California opponent. In the consolation semifinals on Saturday, Solano dropped a heartbreaking 55-51 decision to El Camino. It was the two programs’ first ever meeting. The Falcons struggled a bit against EC, according to Coach Matt Borchert, and didn’t play as sharp offensively as they did against Cerritos.

Christen Voyles, a sophomore guard, scored 13 points, including 3 of 7 from the three-point line, against Cerritos. She added five rebounds. LaNia Adams had nine points and three rebounds off the bench. Alex Bader, also a sophomore, had a solid outing with seven points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Against El Camino, Adams had 16 points and eight rebounds. Cassandra Jones had 11 points and four rebounds.

Next up: Solano travels to Weed to resume its rivalry with College of Siskiyous on Nov. 24.


Solano Dreaming About Championship Banners, Playoff Trips

November 14, 2015

The dream remains alive at Solano Community College.
This year’s women’s basketball team hopes to continue a tradition of excellence that defined the program for more than 20 years.

The Solano women's basketball team looks for a three-peat of the Bay Valley Conference title this year.

The Solano women’s basketball team looks for a three-peat of the Bay Valley Conference title this year.

Fresh off raising the program’s 12th banner at Solano Gym this winter, the Falcons field another versatile squad in 2015-16. That suits Solano coach Matt Borchert, now in his 16th season, just fine.
These Falcons fit in perfectly to his up-tempo style of play – the players run the floor well, they are athletic and they know how to score. Most importantly, though, they want to get better and are improving every day.
The fast break will be as exciting as ever, but offense in the half court will be intense with all 12 players able to score from anywhere on the floor in Coach Matt’s motion-style offense.
Coach Matt prides himself on being a defensive-stopping team as well though. This year’s team features players who will do all that they can to keep the opponents’ scoring low.
The game strategy changes a bit this year, however, and it should be interesting to see how NCAA-adopted rules changes affect the game and Solano’s strategy.
The team’s schedule has a new look for the first time in several years. Two single games were added to the preseason schedule, two new teams are joining the Solano Showdown and the Falcons test themselves in a new tournament to kick off the year.
The Bay Valley Conference adopted a new format this year that makes the race for a banner even more competitive.
Coach Matt, who is just 11 wins away from achieving his 300th career victory at Solano, has put together a highly cohesive, versatile group of players who strive to get better every day.
The story lines are plenty meaning that this season will be filled with excitement at every turn. Read the rest of this entry »