VISALIA — The Solano Community College women’s basketball team fell to Ventura 84-65 in the Tom Gilcrest Invitational, Thursday.
The Falcons (2-2) trailed 44-21 at halftime, and were never able to make up the deficit. Sophomore Denisha Lundy led SCC in scoring with 14 points, while Taylor Hamilton was just behind with 13. The next leading scorer for Solano was Ariel Clay with eight.
The Falcons play the loser of Porterville College-Riverside game, Friday.
Prep girls basketball
Vanden shrugs off slow start, rolls to big win
FAIRFIELD — Kiana Moore scored 17 points and the Vanden High girls basketball team overcame an early 6-0 deficit in a big way by crushing College Park of Pleasant Hill 75-32 in a nonleague game at Jim Boyd Gym, Thursday.
The key to the victory was “just focusing on capitalizing on turnovers, defending them, which I think we did a good job of,” Vikings coach Allison Johnson said. “Not the first few minutes, but 28 of the 32 minutes I thought we defended well.”
Mariah Williams added 13 points, while Kayla Blair had 11 and Julia Blackshell-Fair had nine.
Vanden (2-0) hosts Armijo as part of a quadrupleheader, Saturday. The JV girls play at 2:30 p.m., the JV boys at 4 p.m., the varsity girls at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity boys at 7 p.m.
Prep boys basketball
Falcons get close win over St. Pat’s
CONCORD — The Fairfield High boys basketball team edged out St. Patrick’s of Vallejo in the Spartan Classic, winning 56-52, Thursday.
The Bruins were up 30-26 at halftime, but thanks to the Falcons (1-1) second-half defense, the Bruins only scored five points in the third quarter.
There were no “intense adjustments,” Coach Eddie Wilson said about the strong second half, adding “Our full-court pressure disrupted their rhythm.”
The leading scorer for Fairfield was Demoriaye Hart-Spikes with 17, while Anthony Bryant had 13 and Sean Gray had 12.
The Falcons play Serra High in the second round at 6:30 p.m., Friday.
The JV team defeated Rocklin 69-64 in its game, with Cameron Ross-Reed leading the way with 26 points, going 14 of 18 from the line. Demond Lewis-Craig had 20 points, while Syncere Rose had eight.