Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Boys Basketball Player & Team of the Week: Vote Now!


National Guard JJHuddle Player & Team of the Week Voting…You Choose the Winner!

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual and team performance in Boys basketball last week? The Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Basketball Weekly Awards are up for grabs. Vote Now to support your picks…


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

Boys Basketball Week 11


Player of the Week Nominations

Jett Speelman, Newark Catholic: Senior F scored 17 points en route to becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in a 60-39 win over Licking Valley. Speelman hit a jump shot with 7:10 left to break the previous record of 1,216 points set by Bob Franks (from 1953-55).

Tyler Ptacek, Padua Franciscan: Senior set the school’s all-time scoring record (which had stood since 1967) on a bucket with 2:16 to go in an 81-71 loss to Mentor Lake Catholic. Ptacek, who ended with 15 points, surpassed the previous mark of 1,331 set by Ken Kowal. Ptacek added a game-high 25 points (scored 22 in the first half) in a 72-67 win over Holy Name.

Zack Denny, Valley View: Senior G and Bowling Green recruit went over 2,000 career points (scored 36) in a 70-60 win over Bellbrook.

Marc Loving, Toledo St. John’s: Senior F and Ohio State recruit set the school’s single-game scoring record with 42 points in a 78-60 win over Lima Senior. Loving made 23-of-26 free throws, sank three 3-pointers and hauled in 12 rebounds. The old mark of 41 points was set in 1991 (by Shane Komives, a current TSJ assistant coach).

Connor Hartnett, Sylvania Northview: Senior G had a monster week. He opened with 38 points in a 78-63 win over archrival Sylvania Southview. He ended with 29 points – including the game winning free throws with six seconds left – to surpass 1,000 career points in a 52-50 win over Napoleon.

Jerome Lane, Akron Firestone: Senior F had 37 points, 17 rebounds, two blocks, two steals, two assists and five fouls (the final with 22.7 seconds left) in a 65-64 win over Akron Buchtel in the Akron City Series Playoff Championship game. Talk about complete.

Curtis Geise, Delphos St. John’s: Senior G scored 33 points – including 11 in OT – in the Blue Jays 64-57 OT win over New Bremen. Geise, who surpassed 1,000 career points earlier this season, sent the game to OT with a 12-foot jumper with 5 seconds left. “He’s been with me for four years and he continues to amaze me in late-game situations,” St. John’s coach Aaron Elwer told the Lima News. “He has a knack for making big play after big play. He’s done it since he was a freshman and he continues to do it as a senior.” Geise added a team-high 15 in a 52-49 loss to Lima Bath. 

Doug Rasch, Bellbrook: Senior G scored 36 points (six 3s) in an 84-77 win over Beavercreek and ended the regular season as the first Bellbrook player in 30 years to average more than 20 points a game (Rasch is averaging 21.2 points). The last Bellbrook player to surpass a 20-point average was Jim Brucken at 21.3 in 1983.

David Linane, Gilmour Academy: Senior G scored 22 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 79-47 win over Hawken.


Week 1: Kersey Long, Galloway Westland
Week 2: Luke Kennard, Franklin
Week 3: Ryan Bush, Salem
Week 4/5: Eric Cellier, Toledo Christian
Week 6: Shade Brubaker, Tri-Village
Week 7: Connor Myslowski, West Carrollton
Week 8: Andrew Benintendi, Madeira
Week 9: Javon Bess, Gahanna Lincoln
Week 10: Zac Carter, Ironton


Team of the Week Nominations

Alter: The Knights beat Hamilton Badin 77-45 in legendary head coach Joe Petrocelli’s last home game at Alter High School. The win, which clinched the program’s ninth Greater Catholic League North Division title, was No. 826 for Petrocelli who is the only coach Alter’s ever had (50 seasons).

Cincinnati Country Day: The Indians secured head coach Howard Brownstein his 500th career victory with a 63-40 win over Lockland. Brownstein has spent the last 28 seasons at CCD. The win also clinched a share of the Miami Valley Conference Gray Division title.

Akron Hoban: The Knights netted head coach T.K. Griffith his 300th win with a 66-50 victory over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.

Tri-Village: The Patriots capped a perfect 22-0 season with wins over Lehman Catholic (55-26), Newton (62-45) and Stivers (73-63).

Richmond Heights: The Spartans defended their Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division title with a 60-55 win over Beachwood. The victory – fueled by senior Jameel Moore’s 27 points and 10 rebounds – completed a season sweep of the state-ranked Bison. For fun, RH added a 49-36 win over Cuyahoga Heights.

Columbus Northland: The Vikings ran their unprecedented Columbus City League win streak to 105 games and their title streak to seven with a 55-53 OT win over Africentric. The last time the Vikings lost to a Columbus City League team was February 14, 2006 at West High School. Northland won three City League games in OT this season.

Norwalk: The Truckers ran their regular season win streak to 42 games with a 33-point win over Willard and a 22-point win over a Huron team that had won 11 straight. Norwalk won the Northern Ohio League for the third straight season. It’s the longest stretch in school history.

Westerville North: The Warriors won their first league title in 15 years when they won the OCC Cardinal Division outright with a 61-49 win over Worthington Kilbourne on Feb. 8. WN followed that with wins over rival Westerville South and Zanesville last week.


Week 1: Cincinnati Roger Bacon
Week 2: Beachwood
Week 3: Columbus Watterson
Week 4/5 Hannibal River
Week 6: Whitmer
Week 7: Bloom-Carroll
Week 8: Cincinnati McNicholas
Wek 9: New Bremen
Week 10: Fenwick



National Guard JJH Player & Team of the Week

Girls Basketball Yearly Awards


Player of the Year (Vote Coming)

Week 1: Konnor Harris, Sidney
Week 2: Alex Gassion, Fairborn
Week 3: Hannah Plybon, Orrville
Week 4: Lindsey Mayle, Geneva
Week 5/6: Jess Ledger, Harrison Central
Week 7: Haley Horstman, New Knoxville
Week 8: Kathryn Westbeld, Fairmont
Week 9: Taylor Willeke, Ada
Week 10: Shaye Thomas, Tri-Village
Week 11: Karli Bonar, Shadyside


Team of the Year (Vote Coming)

Week 1: Dublin Scioto
Week 2: Newark
Week 3: Mason
Week 4: Kettering Fairmont
Week 5/6: Bellbrook
Week 7: Alter
Week 8: Eaton
Week 9: Centerville
Week 10: Princeton
Week 11: West Jefferson


Basketball Scores:

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 areas to read scores and more from other fans, coaches and participants. Sounds easy…and it is. Exteremly…

How To Report/Get Real-Time Scores


Previous National Guard Winners



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