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Two city schools make Globe's Top 20 boys' basketball poll

Posted by Justin Rice  January 7, 2013 02:44 PM

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Monday marked the first Top 20 poll of the New Year for The Boston Globe and two city schools remain in the boy’s rankings.

Even though they’re coming off a 3-point loss to Windsor (Conn.), New Mission is now the top-ranked city team at the No. 12 spot thanks to their poignant offense. The Titans 72.6 points-per-game has led them win their first three games of the season, including a blow-out against Charlestown.

East Boston (No. 13) has shown that a full-court buzzer-beater isn’t the only way they can win a close game, after their last win against Everett was decided by just one point.

The future rankings of both these teams will be decided this Wednesday, Jan. 9, when East Boston takes on the Titans at New Mission.

Central Catholic gathered the top spot in the poll ahead of Lowell and St. John’s Prep.

To follow the rankings all season long, click here.

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

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  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
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