The Viking Magazine

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?’

Starters Mathias Schmutz (‘13), Eilon Tzur (‘13), Aubrey Dawkins (‘13), Keller Chryst (‘14) and Aldis Petriceks (‘13) have led their team to a SCVAL title this season. Chryst and Tzur were key additions to the team last year.

Julia Saul and Audrey DeBruine

February 22, 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...

Boys’ Basketball Senior Night 2012-2013

Annie Susco, Video Editor

February 22, 2013

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team celebrated their senior players on February 8th before their match up against Los Gatos High School. Viking congratulates all the seniors! Filmed and Edited by Annie Susco

E.J. who?

Starters Mathias Schmutz ('13), Eilon Tzur ('13), Aubrey Dawkins ('13), Keller Chryst ('14) and Aldis Petriceks ('13) have led their team to a SCVAL title. Chryst and Tzur were not on the team last year.

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

Aldis Petriceks ('13) flies by a Mountain View defender. Petriceks and the Paly boys’ basketball team defeated the Spartans 41-30 on Quad Night.

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...

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Point guard Mathias Schmutz ('13) drives by a Falcon defender.  The Vikings toppled Saratoga 57-47.

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...

Boys’ basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Boys' basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

February 23, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Vikings defeated South San Francisco, 70-52, Thursday. The win propels the team into the quarter-finals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday. The Vikings started quickly with a three-pointer by Aubrey Dawkins (‘13), but South San Francisco promptly answered...

Boys’ basketball smashes Milpitas 61-38

Aubrey Dawkins ('13) going up for a layup

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

E.J. Floreal ('13) dunks on a fast break in Friday nights loss to Cupertino High School. Floreal had 11 points for the Vikings.

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 stomps Gunn, 65-54

E.J. Floreal ('13) hangs off the hoop after dunking the ball. Floreal had 4 dunks on the night.

Colin Patterson and Alan Lamarque

February 2, 2012

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 ...

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