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Brief: Paly basketball routed in first-round CCS loss

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

February 23, 2013

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division championship, the boys’ basketball team was defeated by Archbishop Riordan High School, 58-47. Missed opportunities and an injury to starting center Keller Chryst (‘14) culminated in a tough loss for the Vikings. “We had...

E.J. who?

E.J. who?

Audrey DeBruine and Julia Saul

February 11, 2013

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s seco...

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Audrey DeBruine and Pippa Raffel

January 26, 2013

In the fourth and final game of Friday night’s "Quad Night," the Paly boys’ basketball team (17-1, 7-0) upended the Mountain View Spartans (10-8, 4-4) 41-30 thanks to strong defensive play and 19 points from Aubrey Dawkins (‘13). The Vikings started out slowly, trailing the Spartans deep into...

Chryst’s 17 points lead Vikings to 12th straight win

Chryst’s 17 points lead Vikings to 12th straight win

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

January 15, 2013

The Vikings improved to an overall 14-1 record and captured their 12th consecutive win Tuesday after a decisive, 56-25 victory over the Cupertino Pioneers. Paly was led by center Keller Chryst ('14), who posted a team high 17 points in the Viking’s victory. Coach Adam Sax was pleased with how...

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

January 8, 2013

The Paly boys’ basketball team got the best of the Saratoga High School Falcons 57-47 Tuesday at home. Despite low attendance, the Vikings were able to maintain intensity and lead the Falcons throughout the game. Paly's Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) led all scorers with 27 points. Paly head coach Adam...

The New Kid on the Block

The New Kid on the Block

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2012

After receiving an ally-oop pass from forward Israel Hakim (‘12) in the game against Oak Grove,  Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) a junior shooting guard for Palo Alto perfectly executed a slam dunk for two points which proved to fans that he was the real deal. Aubrey moved across the country from North Carolina to Los Altos in 2008 when his father Johnny Dawkins accepted the job of h...

Brief: Boys’ basketball falls to St. Francis, 70-64 in OT

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 25, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team fell to St. Francis High School 70-64 in overtime in CCS quarterfinal play on Saturday. Following their thrubbing of South San Francisco on Thursday, the Vikings faced a tough matchup in the WCAL five seed Lancers. The Lancers, seeded third in CCS bracket...

Boys’ basketball smashes Milpitas 61-38

Boys’ basketball smashes Milpitas 61-38

Colin Patterson and Austin Poore

February 18, 2012

The Palo Alto boys' basketball team (8-2) demolished the Milpitas Trojans (1-7) in a 61-38 win at home on Senior Night. After losing the tip off, the Vikings went straight to defense.  They managed to hold the Trojans to zero and quickly scored a three-pointer by Aubrey Dawkins ('13).  After a l...

Boys’ basketball falls to Cupertino 54-47

Boys’ basketball falls to Cupertino 54-47

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich

February 4, 2012

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 defeats Los Gatos, 69-53

Boys’ basketball defeats Los Gatos, 69-53

Kevin Dukovic, Staff Writer

January 21, 2012

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...

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