DOWNEY - The Warren High School boys' basketball team currently has an overall record of 15-3 and a league record of 2-0. The Bears finished last season with an overall record of 19-10 and a league record of 4-6. The Bears are well on their way to surpassing those totals from last year and are off to a fast start in S.G.V.L. play.The Bears defeated cross-town rival Downey at Downey last Wednesday evening, 49-45, in the San Gabriel Valley League opener for both schools. It was an exciting game that went back and forth, with both teams going on runs. Downey led at the end of the first quarter 14-9. Warren surged back and evened the score at 24 going into halftime. The Bears outscored Downey 16-7 in the third quarter and led 40-31 as the third quarter came to an end. Downey made a fourth quarter run with standout point guard Dakari Archer leading the way. Downey outscored Warren 14-9 in the fourth quarter but the late rally was not enough. Bear senior point guard Joseph Campos scored the last four points and put the game away when he converted a free throw attempt to make it a four point game. Warren held on 49-45 in the first round match-up. The Bears hosted and defeated Dominguez last Friday evening 57-48. The Bears led 10-9 after the first quarter but were outscored 13-10 in the second quarter. The Dons led at halftime 22-20. The Bears answered back in the third quarter and outscored the Dons 17-8. Warren led at the end of three quarters 37-30. The fourth quarter saw 38 points scored with runs and stops for both teams. The Bears outscored the Dons 20-18 in the fourth quarter and preserved their 57-48 victory.
********** Published: January 17, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 40