DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' basketball team has had a busy summer.After hosting a week-long basketball camp for area youngsters at the end of June, the Lady Bears have been competing in tournaments and exhibitions regularly. The Lady Bears just went 4-0 in the Cal Swish College Viewing Showcase from July 11-13. The Lady Bears competed against and defeated top travel ball teams such as West Coast Premier and Swift. This week the Lady Bears will be off to San Diego to compete in the San Diego Classic July 19-22 and will follow that up next week with a trip to Las Vegas from July 22-29. The beginning of August marks the mandated C.I.F. "Dead Period" where there will be no basketball scheduled or played. As the last week in August approaches, teams will be back in full swing and practices will resume. Coach Palmer is very pleased with how well her players are competing and improving. While standout point guard Danielle Rodriguez has left for Utah, Warren basketball must move on. Coach Palmer said that she is receiving excellent play from junior guard Priscilla Gaxiola, sophomore guard Vivian Hernandez, junior Jacinda Reyes and freshman Janeane Hernandez. Coach Palmer stated that these four players recently went to the Oregon End of the Trails Basketball Camp and really benefited from their experience there. Other Lady Bears stepping up are senior Michelle Navarro, senior Justene Reyes and junior and former East Knight Hallesha Williams. The Lady Bears are working hard in preparation for their winter season. After a second place finish in league last season behind Lynwood, the Lady Bears are hoping to compete for a league title and a nice run in the C.I.F. playoffs. Coach Palmer is certainly excited about this season and her players are on board and working hard.
********** Published: July 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 14