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Three games to watch for boys basketball

Posted by Zolan Kanno-Youngs  February 3, 2013 11:36 AM

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Madison Park at Brighton, Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Brighton has been playing as if it has no intention of losing any time soon. The Tigers are on an eight-game winning steak after their last fourth-quarter comeback win against New Mission.

However, there’s just more on the line in this one for Madison Park. Coach Dennis Wilson’s team is still fighting for that last northern division spot in the cities, and after a walloping win against Fenway, it may have the confidence needed to do it.

New Mission at East Boston, Wednesday, 5 p.m.:
Both teams are going to come into this one with a chip on their shoulder. They were both the victims of late rallies by teams that simply seemed like they wanted to win more last week, so you can expect they will be coming off intense practice sessions.

While a lot of the attention will be on the senior guard Pat Santos and sophomore guard Juwan Gooding matchup, if senior center Will March doesn’t perform against junior forward Fred Rivers, it’s going to be a long game for East Boston.

O’Bryant at Charlestown, Friday, 7 p.m.:
The Townies are coming off a game against East Boston in which coach Edwin Cardoso claimed his team played the best defense he has seen all year.

However, they haven’t faced O’Bryant yet and coach Drew Brock’s team is currently carrying momentum with a 3-game winning streak.

It should be interesting to see how Charlestown plays as Madison Park gets closer and closer to its cities spot.
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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