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Boys' basketball: Loyola is set to play St. John Bosco in dream matchup

August 20, 2012 |  6:24 am

BbIf all goes as expected, Jan. 26 ought to be a special night for high school basketball. The Fairfax State Preview Classic at Fairfax High will have a matchup that’s exciting for fans and college recruiters alike: Loyola vs. St. John Bosco at 8:15 p.m.

There are eight games scheduled at Fairfax on Jan. 26, but Loyola-St. John Bosco to end the night ought to attract a large crowd.

Loyola has guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, 7-footer Thomas Welsh and guard Trey Mason. St. John Bosco has the Hamilton brothers, guards Isaac and Daniel, plus super sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey and center Darien Williams.

The day will start with South Torrance taking on Brentwood at 9:30 a.m. Price will play San Diego Francis Parker at 11 a.m. Harvard-Westlake will face Gardena Serra at 12:30 p.m. Next up is Alemany taking on Windward at 2 p.m. and Santa Monica facing Compton at 3:30 p.m. Then it’s Orange Lutheran against El Camino Real at 5 p.m. and Bishop Montgomery facing San Diego Lincoln at 6:45 p.m.

From morning to night, there’s going to be terrific talent on the court. Fairfax Coach Harvey Kitani decided not to have his team play in the tournament so he can focus on running the event.

Can I get in line for a ticket tomorrow?

-- Eric Sondheimer

Parker Jackson-Cartwright. Photo: Eric Sondheimer