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.
Bethel: The Bees forced a two-way tie atop the CCC standings with a 63-62 OT win over host Franklin-Monroe. Unfortunately Bethel wasn’t one of the champs 9Tri-Village/F-M). That being said, Bethel may be the hottest of the CCC’s top teams and has won four straight, including victories over Piqua (DI) and Lehman Catholic.
Moeller: The Crusaders beat Roger Bacon (59-48) and St. Xavier (63-33) to finish the regular season 19-1 and 6-0 in the GCL South. Moeller has won 13 straight games and hasn’t lost to an Ohio opponent this season. The Crusaders lone defeat was a 60-56 loss to Providence (Fla.) over Christmas break.
Brookhaven: The Bearcats ended Northland’s 115-game Columbus City League winning streak and captured their first CCL title since 2006 with a 44-42 win over Walnut Ridge in the CCL championship game. Brookhaven has been recommended for closure by Columbus City Schools officials. The win over Northland could likely be the school’s last home game – ever.
Dayton Dunbar: The Wolverines won the Dayton Pubic League title by sweeping the season series against Thurgood Marshall with a 60-59 win at UD Arena. Junior guard A.J. Harris’ free throw with 30 seconds left was the game-winner. Dunbar enters the postseason 19-3, with all three losses coming to out-of-state opponents. The Wolverines also own wins over Akron SVSM, Mansfield Senior and Trotwood-Madison.
Fort Frye: The Cadets outlasted Steubenville Catholic Central 60-56 in double OT to win their third OVAC tournament title in four years. Seth Legraen led Fort Frye with 25 points and 17 rebounds.
Urbana: After finishing third in the Central Buckeye Conference three straight times (2009-11), the Hillclimbers have won three straight CBC titles and are 28-2 in their last 30 CBC games. Urbana went 10-0 in the CBC Mad River Division this year and won the title by four full games.
Medina Highland: The Hornets clinched at least a share of the Suburban League title with a come-from-behind 63-61 double OT win at rival Wadsworth. Highland trailed 35-25 in the third quarter.
Gahanna Lincoln: The Lions beat Pickerington Central 73-72 to earn a share of the OCC Ohio Division title and force a three-way tie atop the standings (with PC and Newark).
Lakewood: The Rangers won the school’s first boys basketball conference title since 1974 with a win over Elyria Catholic that clinched the West Shore Conference championship.
Akron Manchester: The Panthers beat Waterloo 60-51 to provide head coach Gene Schindewolf with career victory No. 400 at the school. Schindewolf has spent 28 years. Coupled with five years at Dalton, Schindewolf has 448 career wins.