You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance in Week 1? Nominate a player now for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Girls Basketball Player and Team of the Week. Here’s how…
JJHuddle is proud to continue a new partnership with the Ohio
National Guard that will impact Ohio High School Football and
Basketball positively during the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s how…
Each week during the football, boys basketball and girls basketball regular seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Ohio National Guard Ohio Player and Team of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award from the National Guard at their school. At the end of the year, the weekly winners will be entered into a competition for the Player and Team of the Year.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted in the respective JJHuddle Sport
Forums on Thursday. Fans will then nominate top performances/players. We
will announce the 10 weekly finalists on JJHuddle on Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum.
Voting will cease at noon on Thursday, after which the winners will be
announced. We will do weekly awards throughout the regular season.
Year-end award voting will take place during the postseason.
National Guard JJH Player & Team of the Week
Girls Basketball Week 1
Player of the Week Nominations
*Megan McKean, West Salem Northwestern
Senior surpassed 1,000-career points when she scored a game-high 20 (hit four 3s) in a 65-34 win over Dalton.
*Konner Harris, Sidney
Senior scored a school record 49 points with eight 3s in a 69-63 OT win over Russia. Followed that up by scoring 27 points and setting the school record for career 3s with seven more in a 72-52 win over crosstown rival Lehman Catholic.
*Bre Nauman, North Union
Outscored the opposition with 39 points in a 93-23 win over Mt Gilead.
*Macy Yount, Piqua
After going a combined 3-for-24 and 1-for-12 from 3-point range in the first three games (14 total points), Yount scored 35 points (hit 6-of-8 3s) in a 69-45 win over Urbana.
*Vanessa Smith, Hathaway Brown
Senior guard and Princeton recruit went over 1,000 career points in a 49-45 loss to West Holmes. Smith had 19 points and six rebounds in the game.
*Jessica Banas, Buckeye
Senior post had 10 points, 23 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists in a 57-52 OT win over Columbia.
Team of the Week Nominations
In a rematch of last year’s Division II state title game, the Lady Knights served up a different outcome with a 49-45 win over host and four-time defending state champion Hathaway Brown. In addition to beating HB, the Lady Knights forced 39 turnovers and had 11 players score in an 85-24 win over Dover. West Holmes opened the season by forcing 22 turnovers in a 58-22 win over Tri-Valley.
The Irish won their first two games by showing the ability to “close” games. Scioto followed up a 41-36 overtime win over Watterson with a 59-51 come-from-behind win over Worthington Kilbourne. Scioto trailed Kilbourne after each of the first three quarters, but used an 11-0 run to end the game to net the win.
D-IV school opened with three straight wins, including victories over D-II schools St. Mary’s Memorial (56-33) and Wapakoneta (62-59). Other win was over Delphos Jefferson (62-25).
The Redskins opened the season with wins over Heath (58-48) and Hebron Lakewood (86-45), before netting a huge 54-51 MBC victory at Johnstown-Monroe. Against the Johnnies, Utica was missing two starters but still was able to get the win thanks in part to 40 points from Tory Minton (26) and Taylor Dush (14). Minton hit six 3s. Dush hit three.
*Girls BKB Week 2 Nominations? Look for the threads in the forums on Thursday.
*Boys BKB Week 1 Award Nominations? Look for the threads in the forums on Thursday.
*NEW National Guard OGBR JJHuddle Girls Basketball Power Poll coming Tuesday!
If you follow Ohio high school basketball, this is the place to share what you know, and to learn what you don’t.
JJ Huddle is expanding the same real-time fan-based coverage that you’ve enjoyed for Football’s
Friday Night Scoreboard
to Boys & Girls Basketball. The information for each school is
collected in a single page, with forms to submit your reports as well as
read scores and more from other fans, coaches and participants. Sounds
easy…and it is. Exteremly…