Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Prince George’s High School basketball 2008

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Girls games of the week

Bowie at Henry A. Wise

When: Friday, 7:15 p.m.

Wise is in second place in the County 4A League with one loss, but Bowie has to be eager for a rematch after dropping the first meeting, 49-48, on Jan. 11. The Bulldogs won their second game in a row, 66-39, over Parkdale behind Johntae McCoy’s 13 points and eight steals on Friday. They are the last team with a winning league record this season to face Wise, which has won eight in a row.

Roosevelt at Charles H. Flowers

When: Monday, 7:15 p.m.

With the best record of any team left on Roosevelt’s schedule, the Jaguars could be the last team standing between the Raiders and a perfect mark in County 4A League play. Third-place Flowers has won five in a row since losing at Roosevelt, 66-45, on Jan. 15. But the Raiders haven’t stopped winning since a Jan. 19 defeat at Notre Dame Academy and have owned the Jaguars since losing to them in the 2004 state Class 4A South Region semifinals.

Boys games of the week

Gwynn Park at Fairmont Heights

When: Monday, 7:15 p.m.

Fairmont Heights made headway in the County 3A⁄2A⁄1A League standings when it won the rematch with defending champion Largo, 91-86, on Friday. Donte Briscoe, Khaalis Coppock-Bey and Chaune Duffy each surpassed 20 points in that game for the Hornets, who are now tied with the Lions for second place and have won six straight since falling to Gwynn Park, 71-65, on Jan. 11. The undefeated Yellow Jackets have yielded an average of 53 points over the last six games.

Bladensburg at Oxon Hill

When: Monday, 7:15 p.m.

This game will be a good chance for the Mustangs to breathe life into their season. They are on a six-game slide that began with a 65-62 loss to the Clippers on Jan. 15. They haven’t come that close to a win since, dropping four by more than 10 points, including a 72-52 loss to Laurel on Friday despite five 3-pointers and 23 points by Israel Alao. A win will be a boost in the County 4A standings for Oxon Hill, which also has dates left against struggling High Point and Northwestern.

News and notes

nThe Pallotti boys, who dropped four of their first five MIAA B Conference games, clinched a postseason berth with a 50-40 win against Severn on Monday. The playoffs begin Feb. 15.

nGuards Brittany Crowell and Lynnae Lampkins usually lead Gwynn Park, but center Ebony Miller had her turn with a career-high 22 rebounds and 14 points in the Yellow Jackets’ 57-49 win over Crossland on Friday.