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.
Dayton Dunbar: The Wolverines had as good a week as anyone in Ohio hands down. After going to Akron and beating host St. Vincent-St. Mary 68-66, Dunbar returned home and beat Trotwood-Madison 73-70 at UD Arena. Also beat Meadowdale (76-50) and Stivers (91-71).
Alliance: The Aviators celebrated a couple milestones. Senior Parrish Martin scored nine points in a 68-60 win over Salem to reach 1,000 for his career – exactly. Not to be outdone, classmate J.J. Kukura scored 31 points in a 72-57 win over West Branch to become the Aviators all-time leading scorer. With 34 points against Salem, Kukura sits at 1,386.
Massillon Jackson: The Polar Bears handed previously unbeaten and host Uniontown Lake its first loss (79-62) before a sell-out crowd. Jackson led 44-26 at half. The Polar Bears were led by seniors Evan Bailey (16 points, 11 rebounds), Mitch Pugh (23 points), David Smith (20 points) and Kyle Mottice (13 points, five steals).
Timken: The Trojans just keep winning. Timken won its 13th straight (after a season-opening loss) with a 60-58 victory over Warren Harding. After beating St. Ignatius last week, Timken beat Harding for the first time in head coach Rick Hairston’s 14-year tenure.
Dayton Northridge: The Polar Bears have won five in a row (over Preble Shawnee, Dixie, Waynesville, Milton-Union and Tri-County North) and have moved into a first-place tie in the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwest Division standings (with Waynesville). After starting the season 2-7, Northridge is now 9-9.
Sycamore: The Aviators evened their record at 8-8 with two big 10-point GMC wins over conference leader Middletown (80-70) and Oak Hills (64-54).
Beavercreek: The Beavers completed the season sweep of Springfield (last week’s ONG Team of the Week) and took a half-game lead in the GWOC Central with a 71-66 win over the Wildcats. Creek, Springfield, Wayne and Centerville all have two conference losses.
Urbana: The Hillclimbers are undefeated in 2014 and ran their win streak to seven with road wins at Ben Logan (59-44) and Mechanicsburg (49-38).
Ontario: The Warriors remained undefeated and beat Norwalk 63-61, snapping the Truckers 57-game regular season win streak. That streak was the eight longest in state history.