Scouting This Weekend's Top Basketball Games

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Boys

Glenbard East (12-5, 7-0) at Naperville Central (12-6, 5-2)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Outlook: It's all about matchups as the Rams try to stay alone in first place in the DVC. Point guard Tahron Harvey has had back-to-back 24-point performances, but Glenbard East must answer 6-9 Redhawks center Nick Czarnowski. The perimeter shooting of Nicky Lopez and Ryan Antony at home sweet home is critical.

Boys

Montini (14-5, 6-0) at

St. Edward (16-4, 4-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday.

Outlook: Montini on Sunday beat Crane on junior forward Simmie Cobbs' 29 points and 9 rebounds. The Broncos need this win to stay up on Immaculate Conception in the SCC Gold standings. The Broncos are 2-0 against St. Ed thus far, Cobbs with double-doubles in both and guard Logan Goss scoring 16 on Nov. 27.

Boys

Neuqua Valley (19-2, 7-1) at Lake Park (13-7, 3-5)

When: 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Outlook: Lake Park will be heartened seeing the UEC Valley leader lose two of its last six games. But Neuqua's Jabari Sandifer, Pat Kenny and the boys will be focused as Bartlett's hot on their trail. …