Laney gets best of Solano in big matchup

January 28, 2016

The Solano women’s basketball team suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in nearly a month in dropping a 79-43 decision to Laney in Bay Valley Conference action on Friday.

Conference-leading Laney jumped out to the lead early in the game and the Falcons struggled to keep up with the stronger Eagles.

Alex Bader led the way with 10 points, four rebounds and four assists. She struggled from beyond the 3-point line, as did the rest of the Falcons. Solano as a team shot 13 percent from the arc.

Four of Laney’s six players scored in double figures and the Eagles outrebounded Solano 47-33.

Next up: Solano takes on College of Marin in Kentfield on Wednesday. The game is a doubleheader with the men’s team. The women tip-off at 7:30 p.m.


Falcons fall to Comets in BVC action

January 23, 2016

Mae Moore had a solid all-around game for Solano against Contra Costa.

The Solano women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the Bay Valley Conference season, ending its season-long three-game win streak when it fell to Contra Costa College on Wednesday 86-80.

Cassandra Jones had another hot shooting night for Solano, finishing with 22 points on 7 of 15 from the 3-point line. Kyara Reed scored 12 points and added seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the Falcons.

Solano and Contra Costa played a back-and-forth game through the entire 40 minutes and the game was as emotional and intense as it ever has been between these two rivals.

Alex Bader put Solano up 71-70 with 6:11 left to go in the game, but a 9-3 run by Contra Costa gave them the lead for good. Solano didn’t go away quietly, however. Cassandra Jones hit a 3-pointer to make the score 79-77, but the Comets were solid from the free throw line down the stretch to maintain the lead and secure the victory.

The Falcons fell to 3-1 in BVC games while CCC improved to 4-0 and remained atop the standings with Laney College.

Also for Solano, Mariel Dinglasan scored 10 points and added five rebounds and two assists while point guard Mae Moore led the way with 10 rebounds. The freshman also had five assists and seven points.

See more photos from the Contra Costa game.

Next up: Solano travels to Oakland on Friday to take on Laney College.

Solid third quarter lifts Solano to BVC victory

January 16, 2016

Alex Bader scored 16 points as the Solano Community College women’s basketball team extended its longest win streak of the season with a 71-52 win over Yuba College on Thursday.


Mariel Dinglasan, left, and LaNia Adams fight for a loose ball with a Yuba player during Thursday’s Bay Valley Conference game.

The Falcons, winners of three straight, pulled away with a stellar shooting performance in the third quarter, after leading 31-25 at halftime. Solano outscored Yuba 23-7 in the third behind solid 3-point shooting and aggressive plays in the paint.

Bader added five rebounds, four assists and three steals while fellow sophomore Christen Voyles scored 13 points and added eight rebounds, two assists and two big blocked shots.

LaNia Adams was solid off the bench for the Falcons once again – finishing with nine points, three rebounds and four steals.

Solano improved to 3-0 in BVC games, remaining tied atop the conference standings with Laney College and Contra Costa College. The Falcons take on both teams next week.

See more photos from the Yuba game.

Next up: Solano hosts Contra Costa College on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Spark off the bench lifts SCC to big victory

January 9, 2016

Aiyana Gilliard scored a season-high 17 points against Mendocino on Thursday.

Aiyana Gilliard provided a big spark off the bench, scoring 17 points to lead Solano to a 75-37 victory over Mendocino in Bay Valley Conference action on Thursday.

Gilliard, a freshman guard, shot 7 of 9 from the field and also finished with five rebounds and two steals.

Solano led from the start of the game and never relinquished its lead. The back-to-back wins to open conference play marked the first win streak for the Falcons this season.

Cassandra Jones continues her run toward breaking the school record for 3-pointers made in a season – she hit five more against Mendocino and finished with 15 points. Christen Voyles added 11 points and nine rebounds while fellow sophomore Miranda Holman had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Sophomore Alex Bader had a well-rounded game – five points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Solano improved to 2-0 in BVC and 7-11 overall.

See more photos from the game.

Next: Solano hosts Yuba College on Thursday, January 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Jones demolishes 3-point record; Solano tops LMC

January 9, 2016

Cassandra Jones is Solano’s new record-holder for 3-point shots made in a game.

Cassandra Jones broke the school record for 3-pointers made in a game when the freshman connected on 11 of 23 from beyond the arc.

She helped Solano cruise to an 87-29 victory over Los Medanos in the Bay Valley Conference opener on Tuesday. Cassandra finished with 33 points, just four shy of tying the school record for points in a game.

LaNia Adams scored 12 points and added eight rebounds for Solano, which jumped out to a 23-8 lead after the first quarter and only allowed 21 points the rest of the way. Kyara Reed grabbed 10 boards to go with seven points.

Cassandra broke the school record of seven 3s previously held by some of the greatest 3-point shooters in the history of the program – Marisa von Bromssen, Michelle Lewis and Denisha Lundy. Cassandra tied the record twice during the Solano Showdown in December.

“It was fun to watch,” said Coach Matt Borchert.

Next: Solano hosts Mendocino College on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Solano takes fourth place at Gervasoni Memorial

January 5, 2016

Christen Voyles helped Solano to a fourth place finish at the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic to close out the preseason schedule.

Christen Voyles was named all-tournament as the Solano College women’s basketball team took fourth place in the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic at De Anza College in Cupertino Dec. 28-30.

The Falcons opened with a 75-69 win over Merced College. Voyles scored nine points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. LaNia Adams provided a huge spark off the bench, scoring 18 points.

Alex Bader (12 points), Cassandra Jones (11) and Miranda Holman (10) all contributed in the victory.

Voyles netted 25 points on 8 of 14 shooting and added five rebounds in the semifinals, but Solano fell 56-46 to Sacramento City College. Cassandra Jones added 12 points for the Falcons.

In the third place game, Solano fell to the host team, De Anza, 52-40 as the Falcons’ offense sputtered.

Miranda Holman had 19 points and six rebounds, but Solano shot 33 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers.

Next Up: Solano opens Bay Valley Conference play against Los Medanos on Jan. 5 in Pittsburg at 7:30 p.m.