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Three games to watch in boys' basketball this week

Posted by Justin Rice  January 20, 2013 02:07 PM

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Looking for a great game too check out this week. How about one of these three:

Madison Park (3-5) at Boston English (7-5), 6 p.m., Tuesday:
This could be the type of win coach Dennis Wilson’s team needs to jumpstart their season.

All three of Madison Park’s wins have come on the road and that could increase as they head to Boston English to face coach Barry Robinson’s potent offense.

It’s going to come down to defense versus offense, Boston English scoring the second most points in the city league against Madison Park with the second-best defense in the city league.

Dorchester at No. 15 East Boston, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday:
This will be a test for East Boston’s city league best defense.

Dorchester’s offense, led by senior guard Jeduan Langston, was able to put up big numbers against Madison Park’s great defense so it will be interesting to see how East Boston handles the dangerous backcourt.

Charlestown at No. 8 New Mission, 6 p.m., Friday:
The Townies simply need a win.

Coach Edson Cardoso’s team hasn’t been able to put it together since a tough loss at West Roxbury. They’re also coming off their fourth straight loss against a Burke team that they clearly had the talent to beat.

Beating the top-ranked team in the city league will be tough but it would give them just enough momentum to finish the season strong.

Zolan Kanno-Youngs covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at kannoyoungs.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @KannoYoungs.

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