December 10: Girls basketball downs 11th ranked Roosevelt 46–34; Boys basketball suffers first loss to Georgetown Prep 50–58; Swim and dive outlasts WJ 182–160


Junior Kyle Cho swimming freestyle in the team’s victory over WJ. Photo by Olivia Matthews.

By Sam Shiffman, Ben Levin, and Kyle Layman

Girls basketball

The girls basketball team (2–0) took down the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders 46–34 in a game that featured two of the top 15 teams in the area.

The Vikes entered the game ranked fifth in the area by the Washington Post and the Raiders entered ranked 11th. The game was also a matchup between the 2016 state champions, the Vikings, and the 2015 state champions, the Raiders.

In a dominant fourth quarter in which they pulled away from the Raiders, the Vikes outscored them 14 to five. The team was led offensively by guard Abby Meyers who had 22 points.

“Abby really took charge and managed to keep having success even when they started doing a box and one defense aimed at stopping her,” guard Carter Witt said. “Livy Meyers was vital in the second half, playing super tough, taking charges, and not letting their high pressure defense speed up her play-making on offense.”

In addition to Abby and Livy Meyers, guards Isabel Manzano and Elyse Lowet scored nine and six points respectively.

The team’s next game is Wednesday at home against the Blake Bengals.

Boys basketball

The boys basketball team (2–1) lost 50–58 to the Georgetown Prep Hoyas on the second day of back to back contests.

At the half the Vikes were only down 29–30, but fell behind in the third quarter after totaling only five points. It was too late for the squad, as they couldn’t make up the 11-point deficit.

Guards Joey Squeri and Alex Sanson led the Vikings with 13 points each.

The Vikes head next to Magruder to take on the Colonels Wednesday night.

Swim and dive

The swim and dive team vanquished the Walter Johnson Wildcats with a combined score of 182–160 Saturday.

The boys had a dominant showing, burying the Wildcats 100–71 while the girls fell behind in a closer 82–89 competition.

The Vikes next meet is Friday against the Richard Montgomery Rockets.