Solano College Ball in the Fall Touranemnt
Dates: November 9-11
Teams: Sacramento (1-2), Los Medanos, Shasta (1-1), Reedley (0-1), American River, Redwoods (0-2), Skyline (1-0), Solano (1-1).
Matchups: The Solano Tournament begins tomorrow as eight Northern California teams will take part in the three day event in Fairfield. In the first game of the tournament tomorrow at 1pm, Sacramento will take on Los Medanos. The Panthers played at the Las Positas tournament last weekend and went 1-2. Sacramento picked up a first round victory over Contra Costa, but lost to 3rd ranked Las Positas and followed that up with an overtime loss to 12th ranked Columbia. The Panthers had three players average in double figures last week as Ryan Reed led the team in scoring averaging 16.7 points per contest. Reeshahr Crawford averaged 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds and sharp shooting Gabe Serna averaged 13.7 points and made seven threes in three games for Sacramento. On the other side of the court, Los Medanos will open up their season against Sacramento. The Mustangs are coming off a 16-9 season. Los Medanos returns two players from a year ago but and the Mustangs lost a lot of experience from last season. Paul O’Harabe and Quincy Smith are both returning from last seasons team. Los Medanos will look to pick up a first round win over a Sacramento team with games under thier belt.
In the second game of the event, Shasta (1-1) will take on Reedley (0-1). The Tigers are coming off a home lost against Modesto last night. Jeron Bowers and Ruben Parks each had 21 points for the Tigers as they will look to pick up their first win against Shasta in first round action. Meanwhile, Shasta picked up an opening win against San Joaquin Delta 83-73 in Cabrillo, but suffered a loss against Cabrillo the next night. Shasta will look to pick up the win against Reedley to advance to the semi finals against winner of Sacramento/Los Medanos game.
In the third game, American River will open up thier season against College of the Redwoods (0-2) Redwoods is coming a weekend in which the Corsairs lost two games . Redwoods suffered losses against Cabrillo and San Joaquin Delta last weekend at the Cabrillo Tournament. Dunnell Stafford, Caden Bradley, and Tyrice Paul are all averaging in double figures and will look to provide some scoring touch this weekend to help new head coach Aaron Hungerford pick up his first win of the young season. American River will open up thier season after having the weekend off. Armani Rivers returns for the Beavers after averaging 10.7 points a game last season, and Jermaine Henderson will also provide sophomore experience for American River. The Beavers will look to pick up the first round victory after winning 16 games a year ago.
In the final game of the first round Skyline (1-0) will take on tournament host Solano (1-1). Skyline is coming off a 77-75 home win over Marin last week. Chris Fontaine had 17 points and 15 rebounds in the win, Clayton Ladine added 15 and two other Trojans were in double figures in the season opener (Josh Cobillas and Jacob Lloyd). Tournament host Solano had two games last weekend at the Sierra Tournament as the Falcons beat Chabot 74-69 but lost a tough battle against Feather River 64-58. Trevaughn Ross, Sterling Thomas, Isiah Duplechan and Leon Williams had solid games over the weekend and the Falcons will look to advance into the semi finals against Skyline in first round action. The winner/loser of this game will face off against the American River/Redwoods winner.