Ohio National Guard JJH Team 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.
The Rams remained unbeaten with big come-from-behind buzzer-beating wins over GCL foes Carroll and Alter. Down 30-14 at half to Carroll, Badin went on a 28-14 game-closing run capped by Nathan Moss’s 3-pointer with five seconds left to win 55-54. Donw 58-53 to Alter with four minutes left, the Rams picked up a 65-64 win when sophomore Zach Larkin hit a 3-pointer as time expired. In its first four games, Badin has three one-point wins. The Rams also beat Northwest 54-53 in OT.
The Elks improved to 6-0 with road wins at Lebanon (75-44) and Fairmont (54-44) and a home win over Springboro (51-42). Centerville is averaging 64.5 points and allowing just 36.5.
The Rams – delayed a week by the football team’s state championship appearance – opened the season with a 118-33 win over Sidney. The next night Trotwood won at Springfield 72-60. This came a day after the Wildcats beat then-undefeated Wayne.
The Wildcats became just the third school in state history to win 1,500 boys basketball games with a 55-53 road win at Gahanna-Lincoln. Only Canton McKinley and Archbold have also achieved the feat. The win avenged three losses to the Lions last year, including a meeting in the D-I district final.
Cleveland Central Catholic
The Ironmen won the first ever game in the new LeBron James Arena by beating host Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 53-52. CCC scored with 52 seconds left to take the lead and withstood six SVSM chances at the rim. Sophomore Tervell Beck scored 25 points, including 18 in the second half as the ironmen overcame a 32-26 deficit. The Ironmen also beat Warren JFK (63-50) and Akron East (81-73) last week.