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Three games to watch in girls basketball this week

Posted by Justin Rice  January 6, 2013 06:24 PM

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Boston English (3-1) at O’Bryant (5-0), 4 p.m. Tuesday
If English wants to make a run at the Boston City League South title this will be their first shot of the year to take knock the undefeated Tigers off their perch at the top of the division.

This should be a pretty big offensive battle as O’Bryant scores 63.2 points per game and English averages 50.5 points per game.

English is also looking to wipe away the sour taste of an overtime loss to West Roxbury right before the holiday break. After opening the season with three straight victories,
English lost to West Roxbury, 54-50, on Dec. 21.

Madison Park (0-4) at Fenway (4-1), 6 p.m. Wednesday
Madison Park is still searching for its first win of the season but they have been in every game besides a season-opening loss to Ursuline.

The Cardinals only lost to South Boston by five points and Latin Academy by three points before falling to Milton, 48-37, on Dec. 27.

An upset against the top team in the north division would be a huge feather in the Cardinals’ cap.

Fenway has only lost to Reading this season and nobody has even gotten close to them in the city league so far.

O’Bryant (5-0) at New Mission (1-1), 6 p.m. Friday
This is a potential city championship matchup and should be the first true test of the season for both squads.

It's O’Bryant’s first time traveling to New Mission’s new gym at the former Hyde Park Education Complex so that could provide an edge to the Titans. But the Tigers have done well on both of their away games so far this season at Dorchester and West Roxbury.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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