Cassandra Jones breaks long-time 3-point record; Solano finishes with a win


Cassandra Jones celebrates after hitting her record-breaking 3-pointer against College of Marin.

Sophomore Night at Solano turned into a celebration of epic proportions as freshman Cassandra Jones broke Solano’s 21-year-old single season 3-point record by hitting four 3-pointers to lead the Falcons to a season-ending 69-56 win over College of Marin on Friday.

Cassandra, who finishes her first year of college basketball with 100 treys, scored 12 points as Solano jumped out to an early lead and then held on for a win.

Solano honored its three sophomores and their family members in a pre-game ceremony – Miranda Holman, Christen Voyles and Alex Bader.

But the show everyone was waiting for fell on the shoulders of Cassandra. Every time the guard touched the ball, a huge gasp filled the gym. When she connected, cheers roared from the stands. A huge sigh let out when she missed and when the ball rattled in and out of the rim, large groans could be heard.

In the second quarter, Cassandra made her 99th 3-pointer to break the school record. A huge smile cracked across her face, she pointed to Alex Bader to thank her for the assist and bounced back on defense while smiling at her teammates on the bench.

And just for extra measure, she hit one more three in the second half to reach the century mark for the season. The crowd and the Solano bench erupted again.

Coach Matt and the entire Solano team recognized Cassandra for the accomplishment during a post-game ceremony, which included a letter to Cassandra from former record-holder Marissa von Bromssen.

As for the game, Kyara Reed finished her freshman year on a roll. Kyara scored 13 points and added four rebounds off the bench. She scored in double figures in four of Solano’s last five games.

Christen Voyles had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Falcons, who finished the season 14-14, avoiding Coach Matt Borchert’s first-ever losing season.

Alex Bader cracked into the top 10 in single season assists, finishing the game with eight. She ended her one-year Solano career with 130 assists.


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