You voted, you decided…The competition for the weekly Ohio
National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Boys Basketball Player and Team
of the Week awards is over (& over 5,000 votes were cast!). Click here to see who won!
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
Winners will receive a trophy and a banner suitable for hanging in
their gyms at an in-school presentation by the Ohio National Guard.
Player of the Week: Feb. 21
WINNER: 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.
RUNNER-UP: 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.
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: Feb. 21
The Patriots capped a perfect 22-0 season with wins over Lehman Catholic (55-26), Newton (62-45) and Stivers (73-63).
RUNNER-UP: 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
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…