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Lin drops 26, Knicks snap winning streak

Lin drops 26, Knicks snap winning streak

Alan Lamarque, Web Editor
February 8, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Former Palo Alto student Jeremy Lin (‘06) and the Knicks suffered their first loss in almost two weeks, 85-89 at the hands of the New Orleans Hornets. Turnovers proved to be crucial as the Knicks gave the ball away 21 times throughout the game and dug an early hole for themselves. The loss is Li...

Boys’ basketball falls to Cupertino 54-47

Boys’ basketball falls to Cupertino 54-47

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich
February 4, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team lost to Cupertino 54-47 at home Friday night after several fourth quarter lead changes. Paly jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after layups by Israel Hakim (‘12) and Aubrey Dawkins ('13). Cupertino quickly bounced back with an 11-0 run of its own, thank...

Boys’ basketball stomps Gunn, 65-54

Boys’ basketball stomps Gunn, 65-54

Colin Patterson and Alan Lamarque
February 2, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team (6-1) wiped out Gunn High School (1-7) 65-54, Wednesday night at Gunn.  After a close  first half, the Vikings jumped ahead closing the game with a 17-point win. Going into the game, forward E.J. Floreal ('13) understood the importance of playing a ...

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer
January 28, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team beat Mountain View 51-48, Fri.  night at Paly. The Vikings (5-1), broke Mountain View’s perfect in-league record, now (9-1). After falling to the Spartans 43-62 on Jan. 6, Paly was determined to comeback with a victory and that is exactly what they...

Boys’ basketball defeats Los Gatos, 69-53

Boys’ basketball defeats Los Gatos, 69-53

Kevin Dukovic, Staff Writer
January 21, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team defeated Los Gatos, 69-53, Friday night at Paly to improve the team’s record to 4-1 in league play and 14-2 overall.  Aubrey Dawkins (‘12) had a game high 23 points. The Wildcats capitalized on a slow start by the Vikes, scoring the first five...

Opinion: Paly Realist

Opinion: Paly Realist

Mira Ahmad and Sam Borsos, Managing Editors
January 12, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of two managing editors of The Viking Magazine and are not necessarily shared by everyone at Paly or on the Viking staff. Last night, Palo Alto High School hosted a quad basketball night against cross-town rival Gunn High School.  A well-ear...

Boys’ basketball defeats Gunn 56-38

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer
January 12, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team defeated Gunn High School at home Wednesday night 56-38. The win improved the team to an overall record of 12-2. The Vikings struck first as Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) scored a tip in, off a missed shot by Mathias Schmutz (‘13). Later in the first quarter...

Boys’ basketball defeats Homestead 46-20 to open league play

Boys’ basketball defeats Homestead 46-20 to open league play

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers
January 5, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team defeated Homestead 46-20 with a strong effort Wednesday night at Paly. The win pushed the team’s record to 10-1 overall. Defense was the name of the game for the Vikings, who came out energetic and focused, holding the Mustangs to eight points or...

Underclassman of the Year: EJ Floreal

Peter Dennis, Columnist
June 9, 2011
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

With four minutes left in a league basketball game against Cupertino High School, Paly was down by six. After one play, the lead was cut to four. EJ Floreal (‘13) cut off a pass, streaked down the court and threw down a monstrous dunk. And with that, the game changed. The dunk invigorated the team,...

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer
June 9, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Boys, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Ask anyone that experienced the Paly-Centennial state final game and they will credit TJ Braff for being a key contributor to the Viking’s 15-13 victory over the Huskies. Ask Braff and he will credit all of his teammates and never once mention his own accolades. An integral part of the varsity football...

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