Cold shooting night dooms Falcons

The Solano women’s basketball team picked the worst night to have a poor shooting performance.

The Falcons shot just 19 percent from the field and 13 percent from the 3-point line in a crucial 47-29 loss to Laney College. Laney and Contra Costa remain atop the Bay Valley Conference standings with just one loss. Solano’s defeat puts the Falcons out of the conference title hunt and virtually assures them of no postseason berth.

Neither team had success shooting early on in Wednesday’s game. Both teams were scoreless through the first four minutes of the contest and the score was tied 5-5 at the end of the first quarter.

Laney held Solano to just eight points in each quarter after that and cruised to the victory.

Solano coach Matt Borchert was pleased with the team’s effort, saying that the Falcons executed the game plan well both offensively and defensively.

“Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go in the basket,” he said. “We got great looks and took great shots, but the ball simply didn’t go in.”

Cassandra Jones scored 10 points to lead Solano. The Falcons only lost the rebounding battle 47-42. Christen Voyles and Miranda Holman each had seven rebounds while Alex Bader and Mariel Dinglasan added six.

Next up: Solano will celebrate Sophomore Night against College of Marin on Friday.

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