DeAngelis, Kelly do more damage for Vaqs

Frannie DeAngelis matched her season high with 28 points on Saturday morning and Jake Kelly had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the SBCC women’s basketball team topped Solano 70-61 and reached the consolation final of the 16-team Tom Gilchrist Invitational at Sequoias College in Visalia.

The 19th-ranked Vaqueros (5-4) were playing their second game in 12 hours, following a late-night 66-52 triumph over Porterville. They’ll play their fifth game in six days on Sunday at 10 a.m. when they take on No. 13 San Joaquin Delta.

DeAngelis hit 11-of-24 from the field and 3-8 from 3-point land and also had four steals. Kelly, a sophomore point guard, drained 4-6 triples with a team-high six steals and five assists. Mara Lux had 10 rebounds while Brittany Stephenson added 11 points and six rebounds.

“We finally put it all together against a fast, athletic, bigger team,” said coach Sandrine Krul. “It was nice to see Brittany play well and she did a great job on their post player.”

After trailing by two at halftime, SBCC won the second half 36-25. The Vaqueros hit 7-20 from 3-point range for the game while holding the Falcons without a long-range basket (0-12). They also had 18 steals and forced Solano into 31 turnovers.

“We went to a 3-2 zone at the 12-minute mark and put on our full-court press,” said Krul. “Mara’s a rebounding monster and she helped create shots for Frannie and Jake. Everybody did a little bit of everything today.”

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