Everyone’s been waiting for this rematch.
It will be the first time Madison Park and East Boston meet since Pat Santos’ nationally recognized full-court buzzer beater sent coach Dennis Wilson’s team home with a loss.
However, this will be much more than just a statement game. With only three weeks left until cities, every game is a little bit more important for two teams trying to climb in the north division standings.
East Boston (7-4) at Charlestown (5-8), Thursday, 7 p.m.:
East Boston’s mental toughness will be tested this week.
After a tough game against Madison Park, Eastie will have to bring their best ball against a Charlestown team that is desperately trying to improve in the win column.
The Townies have only won five of their last seven games, however, they are coming off a close win against Fitchburg, 56-54.
Burke (4-6) at CASH (1-10), Friday, 4 p.m.:
In a game between two struggling teams, a division win is always huge.
Burke has the chance to start a winning streak with their last win coming against Fenway 62-50.
For CASH, it’s the opportunity to break a losing streak. Their last win was on Jan. 11.
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