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 (1/3), after which the winners will be announced.
The Clippers rallied from an 8-point second half deficit to beat Amherst Steele 58-55 for head coach John Szalay’s 300th career win. Senior Gerrell Williams scored a game-high 28 points for Clearview.
The Indians improved to 4-1 with road wins at Stebbins (64-55) and Sidney (77-65). Why is that big? Last year Piqua finished 7-16 and didn’t win their fourth game until after New Year’s Day. From 2009-12, the Indians went 9-75.
The Eagles trailed Liberty-Benton by 15 points at halftime, but stormed back in the second half to win the game 64-63 on a free throw by Jake Schmeltz with no time left. Schmeltz led Eastwood with 24 points.
The Eagles remained unbeaten with a convincing 81-52 win over Warrensville Heights.
Wildcats improved to 4-0 with a 50-point win over Canton McKinley (87-36 ) and a win over Cleveland John Hay (76-59). Ignatius led McKinley 48-12 at half.
A night after losing by 48 points, the Pirates snapped a 49-game losing streak with a 51-44 win over Mapleton. Black River’s last win – 54-28 over Open Door on Dec. 2, 2011 – came two years, 19 days and four coaches ago. During the streak the Pirates had lost by an average of 28.8 points.