Solano, Calif. The Lady Hawks are ranked 10th with an overall record of 17-11 in the 2014 CCCAA Women's Basketball Northern California Regional Bracket. They are traveling on Friday, February 28th to face Solano College a team with an overall record of 25-4, ranking them 7th in the bracket. The 2nd round playoff game starts at 7:00 PM, and this will be the 3rd meeting between these two squads.
The two games that these two teams have played against each other have been a battle, with both games ending in Solano's favor. The first game was played on December 14th in the Solano Showdown, where Solano would go on to win 69-67. The Hawks were in complete control in the first half of this game, leading at halftime, 35-29. However, Solano would go on to have a huge 2nd half, outscoring the Hawks 40-32, to win the game.
Janie Myles led the Hawks in the first match up against Solano, with a double double. Myles finished the night with 15 rebounds, 4 steals, and a total of 34 points. As a team the Hawks had a total of 38 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 turnovers, and shooting 26-55, 47.3% from the field, and 5-15, 33.3% from the 3-point line. Solano as a team would combine for a total of 43 rebounds, 8 assists, 17 turnovers, and shooting 15-21, 71.4% from the free throw line. The Hawks lack depth from the bench on the team, so they really need to focus late in games.
The second match up between these two teams took place on December 30th at the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic. Solano would come out firing on all cylinders, leading at the half, 38-27. However the Hawks showed a lot of heart and determination to fight to come back, but unfortunately the comeback was to little to late when they would fall by 3 points 74-71. Myles led the Hawks once again, as she would put up another double double. Myles finished the night with: 28 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks, 31 points, shooting 9-10 from the free throw line. The Hawks as a team would combine for a total of 56 rebounds, 13 assists, 25 turnovers, shooting 13-19, 68.4% from the free throw line. Solano finished the night as a team with 41 rebounds, 18 assists, 19 turnovers, and shooting 9-27, 33.3% from the 3-point line. All in all, the Hawks really hurt themselves in this game having 25 turnovers.
The third match up is the most important one of the season. The Hawks will need to utilize Myles, putting her in the best position to score. Also the Hawks will need to play mistake free basketball to win this game especially with the low numbers they have on the depth chart. Head Coach Coral Sage will have the Hawks ready to go Physically and mentally to come out on top in this one. Winner of this game will advance to the 3rd round to face Fresno City College, a team with an overall record of 26-3, ranking them 2nd in the bracket