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Three games to watch in boys' basketball this week

Posted by Justin Rice  January 13, 2013 10:04 PM

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Boston Latin at Latin Academy, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday:

A competitive game can always be expected when these two rivals match up.

The Dragons (3-4), coming off two straight losses to Charlestown and Dorchester, look to hit the .500 mark in their first non-league game of the season against the (3-6) Wolfpack.

In order to so, they’ll need to find a way to get their offense rolling as they are currently the second worst scoring team in the city.

Boston English at South Boston, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday:

There are no signs that coach Barry Robinson’s offense is going to slow down anytime soon.

English (6-3) has enough depth in the backcourt to keep its high-tempo offense afloat against a South Boston team (6-3) coming off a 21-point loss to East Boston, who only averages 55.4 points-a-game.

However, South Boston has played great thus far at home (4-0) and is the front-runner in the south division of the city league.

Dorchester at O’Bryant, 6:00 p.m., Friday

Defining stretch of the season for coach Drew Brock’s O'Bryant team.

The week starts a 4-game span of city-league play for the Tigers (5-4), including a Wednesday game against New Mission (6-3) before this match-up.

The match-up won’t be an easy one either with Dorchester sitting at the top-spot in the central division and the only city team with five-league wins thus far.

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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