Lady Vikings win eighth straight basketball game

DOWNEY -- The Downey High School girls’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 8-1 and will begin league play when they host Paramount at Downey on Jan. 10. 

Downey was defeated by Los Alamitos at Downey 58-50 on 11/21 in their opening game and have won eight straight games since then. 

The Lady Vikings hosted the 40th Annual Downey Varsity Classic Nov. 24-30. Downey defeated CAMS 60-19 on 11/24 in their first game, defeated Nogales 56-27 on 11/25 in their second game, defeated Torrance 69-32 on 11/28 in their third game and defeated La Palma Kennedy 58-41 on 11/30 in their fourth and final game. 

The Lady Vikings finished their own tournament with a record of 4-0.

The Lady Vikings also competed in the Duarte Tournament Dec. 4-9. Downey defeated La Canada 54-42 on 12/4 in their first game, defeated Duarte 65-49 on 12/6 in their second game, defeated Montebello 57-18 on 12/8 in their third game and defeated Upland 66-47 on 12/9 in their fourth and final game. The Lady Vikings played Legacy High School of South Gate yesterday (score unavailable at press time). 

Downey will participate in the Southern California Holiday Prep Classic over Christmas Break December 27-30. The Lady Vikings begin league play on January 10th and will travel to cross-town rival Warren for the first of their two scheduled league meetings on Jan. 19. 

Downey finished last season with an overall record of 22-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 9-1. The Lady Vikings were eliminated by Camarillo at Camarillo in the third round of the C.I.F. Division 2AA playoffs. 
 

WARREN GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Warren High School girls’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 3-1 and will begin S.G.V.L. play when they host Lynwood at Warren on Jan. 10. 

The Lady Bears will host cross-town rival Downey on Jan. 19 in the first of their two scheduled league meetings.

Warren recently competed in the Ocean View Seahawk Classic Tournament held Dec. 4-9. The Lady Bears defeated Lakewood 48-38 on 12/4 in their first game, defeated Cypress 49-48 on 12/6 in their second game, were defeated by Oxford Academy 62-39 on 12/8 in their third game and defeated Sage Hill 57-46 on 12/9 in their fourth and final game. The Lady Bears also played Whittier at Whittier on Tuesday (score unavailable at press time).

Warren will also be competing in the Larry Doyle/Dan Wiley Basketball Tournament over the Christmas Break from December 26-30. The Lady Bears are scheduled to play Tustin in their first tournament game on 12/26 and will see who they play in their second game based on the result of their first game.

The Lady Bears finished last season with an overall record of 15-13 and were 5-5 in San Gabriel Valley League play. Warren was defeated by Carter at Carter 53-50 in the second round of the C.I.F. Division 2A playoffs. 
 

CALVARY CHAPEL GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Downey Calvary Chapel girls’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 3-5 and recently competed in the Grizzly Classic Tournament held Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. 

The Lady Grizzlies defeated Samueli Academy 45-37 on 11/21 in their first game, defeated Calvary Baptist 56-22 on 11/27 in their second game and defeated Connelly 35-27 on 11/28 in their third game.

DCC was defeated by Ontario Christian 47-13 on 11/30 in their fourth game and were defeated by Mary Star of the Sea 54-33 on 12/1 in their fifth and final game. DCC finished their own tournament with a record of 3-2 and fourth place finish.

DCC was defeated by Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 50-30 on 12/4, were defeated by Capistrano Valley 44-32 on 12/5 and were defeated by Loara 55-39 on 12/5. The Lady Grizzlies played Saddleback at Saddleback on 12/9 and Samueli Academy on Tuesday (scores unavailable at press time).

DCC will play Cantwell-Sacred Heart on 12/19 in the Santiago Tournament and will also compete in the Cavalier Classic Tournament December 20-21. DCC will play San Bernardino on 12/20 at 4:30 p.m., Central City Value on 12/20 at 6:00 p.m. and Estancia on 12/21.

DCC finished last season with an overall record of 17-8 and an Academy League record of 7-5. The Lady Grizzlies were defeated by Westridge 42-34 in the wild card round of the C.I.F. Division 5AA playoffs. 
 

CALVARY CHAPEL BOYS BASKETBALL: The Downey Calvary Chapel boys’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 1-3 and recently competed in the Grizzly Classic Tournament Dec. 4-8. 

The Grizzlies defeated Anaheim Discovery Christian 74-48 in their first game on 12/4, were defeated by Ontario Christian 54-45 in their second game on 12/5, were defeated by Southlands Christian 54-49 in their third game on 12/7 and were defeated by La Quinta 66-40 in their fourth and final game on 12/8.

DCC also competed in the Santa Ana Calvary Chapel Four City Classic Tournament held at Santa Ana Valley High School December 11-13. The Grizzlies played Los Amigos of Fountain Valley on Monday and played Santa Ana Calvary Chapel on Wednesday (scores unavailable at press time).

The Grizzlies are scheduled to play Santa Ana at DCC on 12/19 and El Segundo at DCC on 12/21. The Grizzlies will also be competing in the Estancia Coast Classic Tournament over the Christmas Break December 27-29. DCC is scheduled to play Estancia on 12/27, Bolsa Grande on 12/28 and Savannah on 12/29.

The Grizzlies finished last season with an overall record of 8-18 and an Academy League record of 2-10. The Academy League consists Crean Lutheran, Calvary Chapel, Brethren Christian, Oxford Academy, Sage Hill, St. Margaret’s and Whitney.