FRESNO — The 18-game win streak is over, and so is the season for the Solano Community College women’s basketball team.
The Falcons made a game of it but got into foul trouble in the second half and fell to Fresno City College 79-67 in the Northern California Regional semifinals, Wednesday.
Solano (26-5) held leads at 25-20 and 34-28 late in the first half, but the Rams closed the first 20 minutes on an 8-2 run to knot the score at 36 at the break.
“In the first half we made a run and got back into the game,” SCC coach Matt Borchert said. “We rebounded well in the first half. We just played well. “In the second half, we started strong and it just slipped away. They were in (foul) bonus with 11 minutes left in the second half.
“Then they really beat us on the boards. They were able to grab the momentum on the free throw line. In the second half, the momentum got away. They were just able to hold us off.”
Denisha Lundy led the Falcons with 22 points, while Taylor Hamilton had 15 and Ariel Clay scored 14.
Though their record-setting season is over, Borchert knows it’s time to look back for a brief moment, and then get back to work.
“It mean’s a lot (to have such a great season),” Borchert said. “We’re going to have a great ride home. This was probably the best SCC women’s team in last 14 years. We accomplished so much. Now, we’ll get back to campus and start getting ready for next year.”