Ohio National Guard JJH Player of the Week
JJHuddle is proud to announce that the Ohio National Guard will again sponsor the ONG JJHuddle Player and Team of the Week awards in Football and Basketball during the 2013-2014 school year.
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 Team and Player of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award (a banner) from the National Guard.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in the JJHuddle Basketball Forums each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on JJHuddle every Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Friday, after which the winners will be announced.
Princeton: After beating Central Ohio stalwart Reynoldsburg 56-46, the Vikings got revenge for last year’s 61-51 regional semifinal loss to Centerville by beating the Elks 77-70. Princeton outrebounded Centerville by 16 and forced 17 turnovers.
Fort Recovery: The Indians opened the season with four wins in eight days. A D-IV school, FR beat three D-II teams (St. Marys, Greenville and Wapakoneta) and a D-IV team (Delphos Jefferson) by 90-plus combined points.
Bucyrus: The Redmen outscored Marion Harding and Norwalk 141-68 en route to winning their own Tip-Off Classic tournament for the first time in six years. Ahead just 10-9 after the first quarter in the championship game against Norwalk, Bucyrus outscored the truckers 22-4 in the second quarter.
Newark Catholic: Jill Blacksten had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Ashleigh Parkinson had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Green Wave past Heath 74-37 in the season opener. The Irish debuted at No. 2 in the National Guard OGBR JJH D-IV Girls Power Poll.
Fort Loramie: The defending D-IV state champions and ONG OGBR JJH preseason No. 1 team opened title defense with n 82-14 win over Lehman Catholic. Followed that with a 52-37 road win at New Knoxville.
Berea-Midpark: The Titans have yet to lose a game in program history. Newly formed this year from former Midpark and Berea highs, B-M won its opener 83-21 over Aurora and then beat Lakewood and then beat Lakweood 57-44. The biggest win? The latest, 63-53 over Twinsburg, which has played in three straight D-I state finals.