DOWNEY - The Warren High School Lady Bears' basketball team will begin their 2012-13 season this Friday against Orange Lutheran. League play will begin Jan. 9 against cross-town rival Downey at Downey.Warren finished last season with an overall record of 16-11 and league record of 7-3. The Lady Bears lost in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 1-AA playoffs to Cajon. The Lady Bears lost seniors Julie Deleon, Tahja Matthews and Danielle Rodriguez to Humboldt State, Monterey Bay and Utah, respectively. Coach Palmer has several key players returning from last year's team. Seniors Michelle Navarro and Justene Reyes return with more experince and skill and will provide valuable leadership. Underclassmen junior guard Priscilla Gaxiola, sophomore guard Vivian Hernandez, junior Jacinda Reyes and junior Hallesha Williams all return and will play key roles. Janea and Jalea Dashiell, Hannah Chavez and Tatyana Shpegel will also contribute minutes to the Lady Bears rotation. Freshman Janeane Hernandez will also be asked to play a significant role. The Lady Bears had an extremely busy and productive summer. The Lady Bears went 4-0 in the Cal Swish College Viewing Showcase from July 11-13. The Lady Bears also competed in the San Diego Classic July 19-22 and played in Las Vegas from July 22-29.
********** Published: November 29, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 33