DOWNEY - The Downey High School girls' basketball team currently has an overall record of 15-7 and a league record of 3-3.The Lady Vikings lost to Gahr 63-49 on Jan. 11, defeated Paramount 51-37 on Jan. 16, defeated Dominguez 61-16 on Jan. 18, lost to Lynwood 55-23 on Jan. 23 and defeated cross-town rival Warren at Warren, 37-32, last Friday to split the season series at one. The Lady Vikings played Gahr at Gahr on Wednesday evening (score unavailable at press time) and will host the Paramount Lady Pirates tonight. In the Warren game, Lady Viking senior Kristin Johnson led all scorers with 15 points and continues to lead with her solid, consistent play. With the Warren loss to Downey, Warren and Downey have identical league records and will now both make strong pushes for the C.I.F. playoffs. As it stands right now, the Lynwood Lady Knights are 14-5 overall and have a league record of 6-0. Lynwood is in first place in the S.G.V.L. The Gahr Lady Gladiators are 15-7 overall and have a league record of 5-1, with the lone loss coming against Lynwood at Gahr 63-31. Both Downey (15-7, 3-3)and Warren (9-12, 3-3) are tied for third while Paramount (1-13, 0-5) and Dominguez (3-10, 0-5) round out the San Gabriel Valley League standings. Coach Harris is pleased with how hard his team is playing and is looking forward to finishing the league season strong. The Lady Vikings have won three of their last four league games and are gelling together at the right time. It will certainly be interesting to see how the Lady Vikings finish their league schedule as the post-season draws near.
********** Published: January 31, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 42