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Three games to watch in girls' basketball this week

Posted by Justin Rice  January 27, 2013 09:51 AM

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With three weeks to go before tournament time, these three games may be worth checking out.

West Roxbury at O’Bryant, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday:
Undefeated in league play, O'Bryant continues to sharpen its claws for a return to the city tournament at the end of February.

But West Roxbury is also playing well with only two loses on the season. West Roxbury will also be looking to avenge a 70-35 home loss to the Tigers on Dec. 19.

Latin Academy at Fenway, 6 p.m., Wednesday:
Latin Academy is on a two-game win streak, but that includes a 58-41 victory against last-place East Boston whom the Dragons beat 69-16 in the first game of the season.

Wednesday’s game will be a true test of Latin Academy’s mettle. The Dragons lost to Fenway at home 71-25 on Dec. 18.

Fenway will be looking to get back in the 'W' column after its six-game winning streak was dashed by East Side High (N.J.) in a 56-38 loss on Saturday.

Madison Park at Latin Academy, 5:30 p.m., Friday:
The last meeting between these two teams was a wild one and MP will be looking for revenge on the road.

Despite missing some key free throws in the final 40 seconds of the game, Latin Academy managed to make some key free throws to hold on for a 43-40 victory at Madison Park on Dec. 21.

With the game tied at 40, Latin Academy's Catherine Loney missed a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left. But Abigail Ohemeng got the rebound, was fouled and split the pair to put the Dragons up a point before Madison Park missed its own pair of foul shots on the other end.

About 10 seconds later, Loney redeemed herself at the foul line by hitting two foul shots with a second left.

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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