Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Prince George’s High School Basketball

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Boys games of the week

Fairmont Heights at Largo

When: Friday, 7:15 p.m.

Fairmont Heights has lost two games in the County 3A⁄2A⁄1A League, including an 85-77 setback against the Lions on Dec. 21. Largo has had some close calls lately, losing to Gwynn Park and narrowly beating Forestville and Frederick Douglass last week. The game matches two high-powered offenses. Largo’s Klevin Pollard had 26 points against the Knights and 27 against the Eagles. Khaalis Coppock-Bey averaged 24 and Chaune Duffy averaged 21 in the Hornets’ two wins last week.

Frederick Douglass at Friendly

When: Friday, 7:15 p.m.

Douglass is chasing fourth-place Friendly in the County 3A⁄2A⁄1A League, but the Eagles’ recent play should give them confidence as they seek to avenge their 53-52 loss to the Patriots on Dec. 21. The Eagles put a scare into Largo but lost, 81-77, on Friday despite 25 points from Jason Burns. The Patriots snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Forestville, 54-47, on Friday.

Girls games of the week

Good Counsel at McNamara

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

The last time the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference powers met, coach Robert Surratt railed into the Mustangs, especially their seniors, following a 64-48 loss on Jan. 4. McNamara enters the final meeting with Good Counsel on an eight-game winning streak, the longest in the county after ending Riverdale Baptist’s 15-game run with a 51-47 victory on Jan. 24. But the Falcons have been even better, winning 13 straight since Dec. 14.

Parkdale at Bowie

When: Friday, 7:15 p.m.

Whoever wins will take one step closer to a first-round bye and a home game in the region quarterfinals. Parkdale was hurting for wins early in the season, but slipped past the Bulldogs, 50-49, on Dec. 14 and now are a game ahead of Bowie for fourth in the County 4A League after winning five in a row. Although the Bulldogs fell to Eleanor Roosevelt, 39-28, on Friday, they led at halftime and held the Raiders to their fewest points all season.

News and notes

nThe Central boys have lost six straight, but haven’t gone down without a fight. They have dropped all but one of the six games by 10 or fewer points and have lost three times by five or fewer points.

nWith its 53-52 win against Potomac on Friday, the Crossland girls moved into third place in the County 3A⁄2A⁄1A League. Jaleesa Honesty scored 12 points to lead the Cavaliers, who lost to the Wolverines, 53-50, on Dec. 14 but have won their last six games.