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SCC women top Marin, claim BVC title

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Marin Community College at Solano Community College Women's basketball Wednesday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

ROCKVILLE — It took the Falcons a little while to get going, but in the end, the trophy was theirs for the taking.

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team wound up running away with a 78-61 win over College of Marin, Wednesday, giving the Falcons (23-4, 14-0 BVC) the outright Bay Valley Conference championship.

It was SCC’s first conference crown in three years, the fifth in seven seasons and the 11th in school history. The Falcons clinched it with their 17th straight win against the Mariners.

“It’s just wonderful,” SCC coach Matt Borchert said. “We had won four in a row, and then two years in a row of finishing second was tough. So to have it back in our hands, I think it’s really good. I’m really proud of the girls. This is a really special group. They’re well deserving.”

The Mariners (7-16, 4-9) played tough in the first half, trailing just 27-23 before the Falcons upped the lead to 37-30 at the half.

Borchert said he didn’t like the way his team looked overall over the opening 20 minutes.

“I wasn’t really happy with our defense in the first half,” the coach said. “We just didn’t to seem to have energy. We didn’t play very good half-court defense, either. We just decided to play half-court man in the second half.

“We decided that we were going to run back and shut them down. I thought we did that better in the first 10 minutes. Overall, they still scored more points than I wanted them to, but we had some people out tonight, too, with injuries and that plays a little bit of a role.”

The plan worked as Marin scored just six points in the opening six minutes of the second half and just eight through the first eight minutes.

SCC, on the other had, went into scoring mode, getting 21 points over the first 7 minutes, 30 seconds to open a 58-36 advantage.

Denisha Lundy, who finished with a game-high 23 points, was the difference in the run, scoring nine points, as was Justice Robinson, who scored five points in a little more than two minutes.Robinson finished with 21 points for the Falcons. Laura Lawson, Adrianna Jones and Nikki Andaya also scored points in the run to help SCC pull away.

“(Balance) is really key,” Borchert said. “That’s the balance of the program. We run a lot of motion offense, so we’re not geared toward one person. We get everybody involved. It’s really, really nice to see that balance from year to year to year. That’s one of our big selling points.”

The Mariners didn’t go away, but really didn’t threaten again, never cutting the deficit to fewer than 15 points the rest of the way.

Andaya and Lawson finished with 10 points each, while Robinson had 10 rebounds and Lawson nine.

Gloria Piedrasanta led Marin with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Now that the BVC title is out of the way, Borchert and the Falcons have another goal to meet: Finish BVC play 16-0.

“We want to go 16-0, without question,” Borchert said. “We want to go undefeated (in conference play). These (last two) games are big. From a playoff standpoint, we really can’t (afford to) lose. If we  were to lose, we risk losing a home playoff game, in my opinion. . . . That goes a long was in the seeding process. We need that. Those are real important. We don’t really talk about going 16-0 very much. We talk more about the importance of what means (heading into the postseason).”

Reach Brian Arnold at 427-6969 or barnold@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barnolddr.

Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold

1992 graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism.
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