DOWNEY - The Downey High School boys' basketball team currently has an overall record of 5-7 and have not played a league game yet.The Vikings defeated Hacienda Heights Wilson 60-52 on Dec. 11, lost to El Modena 62-61 on Dec. 12, lost to Claremont 85-79 on Dec. 13, defeated La Mirada 65-55 on Dec. 14, lost to Canyon 66-53 on Dec. 15, defeated Norwalk 66-49 on Dec. 20 and defeated Cerritos 63-49 on Dec. 21. Downey is currently competing in the MaxPreps Tournament in Palm Desert during the Christmas Break. The Vikings played El Camino on Wednesday and Los Osos yesterday (scores unavailable at press time). The Vikings continue to work hard and improve as S.G.V.L. play approaches. Downey will wrap up it's preseason schedule by hosting Schurr on January 3 and begin league play against cross-town rival Warren at Downey on January 9. The Downey High School girls' basketball team currently has an overall record of 7-4 and have not played a league game yet. The Lady Vikings lost to St. Paul 48-38 on Dec. 6, defeated Bell Gardens 59-26 on Dec. 7, lost to South Torrance 51-20 on Dec. 8, defeated Cal High 48-26 on Dec. 11, defeated Immaculate Heart 67-27 on Dec. 13 and defeated Norwalk 56-15 on Dec. 20. The Lady Vikings are competing in the San Diego Southern California Prep Classic in San Diego over the Christmas Break. The Lady Vikings played San Pasqual on Wednesday and San Diego yesterday (scores unavailable at press time.) The Lady Vikings will host the Bellflower Lady Bucs on January 4 as a final tune up before league play starts. The Lady Vikings will begin S.G.V.L. play against cross-town rival Warren at Downey on January 9. Things are certainly heating up now that the preseason is winding down and league play is getting ready to start.
********** Published: December 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 37