National Guard JJHuddle Player & Team of the Week Voting...You Choose the Winner!
You vote, you decide...who had Ohio's best individual and team performances in Boys and Girls basketball last week? TheOhio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Basketball Weekly Awards are up for grabs. Vote Now to support your picks...
JJHuddle is proud to continue a new partnership with the Ohio National Guard that will impact Ohio High School Football and Basketball positively during the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s how…
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 Player and Team of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award from the National Guard at their school. At the end of the year, the weekly winners will be entered into a competition for the Player and Team of the Year.
How it works? A thread soliciting nominations will be posted in the respective JJHuddle Sport Forums on Thursday. Fans will then nominate top performances/players. We will announce the 10 weekly finalists on JJHuddle on Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Thursday, after which the winners will be announced. We will do weekly awards throughout the regular season. Year-end award voting will take place during the postseason.
Dan Monteroso, St. Clairsville: Senior G became the 45th player in state history to surpass 2,000 career points when he netted 24 in a 75-56 loss to St. Ignatius. Earlier in the week, Monteroso committed to Purdue for football.
Marc Loving, Toledo St. John’s: Senior F and Ohio State recruit became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 15 points in a 58-50 win over Toledo Whitmer. Loving broke the record of 1,466 set by B.J. Raymond. Raymond is already the school’s all-time leading rebounder. Loving added 25 points in a win over Fremont Ross.
Vitto Brown, Bowling Green: Senior F had two monster games in wins over Sylvania Southview (75-71) and Holland Springfield (64-55). Brown had 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks against Southview and 30 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks against Springfield.
Dakota Mathias, Elida: Junior G matched his older brothers Dustin and Bo in reaching a 1,000-career points when he scored 17 in a 72-41 win over Kenton. Mathias also had nine rebounds and eight assists. He’s the 8th player in Elida history to score 1,000 points. Mathias also had 23 in a 71-54 loss to Toledo Central Catholic.
Curtis Geise, Delphos St. John’s: Senior scored 17 points in a 71-57 loss to St. Henry to surpass 1,000 career points. Geise is the 13th player in DSJ history to reach 1,000 points.
Kyle Stahl, St. Henry: Senior F had 22 points and 14 rebounds in 71-57 win over Delphos St. John’s in a pivotal road MAC game.
Taren Sullivan, Lima Bath: Junior G hit seven 3s and scored 31 points in a 93-53 win over Marion Harding. That was after scoring a game-high 25 in a 71-50 win over Lima Shawnee.
Andrew Benintendi, Madeira: Senior G scored 41 points and hit seven 3s in an 83-46 win over Mariemont. This on the heels of scoring 76 points in three games at last weekend’s inaugural Royal 8 Hardwood Classic at Fairfield. During that tourney, Benintendi became the school’s all-time leading scorer (previous record was 1,455).
Elijah Kahlig, Fort Recovery: Senior G scored 36 points (including six 3s) in a 61-36 win over Greeneview at Flyin to the Hoop. Also had nine points and 11 in wins over Coldwater and Fort Loramie.
Week 1: Kersey Long, Galloway Westland Week 2: Luke Kennard, Franklin Week 3: Ryan Bush, Salem Week 4/5: Eric Cellier, Toledo Christian Week 6: Shade Brubaker, Tri-Village Week 7: Connor Myslowski, West Carrollton
St. Henry: Redskins bumped their win streak to 10 with a 71-57 win at Delphos St. John’s. It was the Blue Jays first MAC loss and allowed SH to take over sole possession of first place in the conference (5-0).
Lakota West: After starting the season 4-4, the Firebirds have won seven straight, including the last three on the road: St. Xavier (55-50), Withrow (69-56) and Princeton (72-68). LW is part of a five-way tie for first in the Greater Miami Conference.
Fort Recovery: The Indians went 3-0 last week with wins over Greeneview (at Flyin to the Hoop), Coldwater and Fort Loramie.
Cincinnati McNicholas: Rockets ended the week above .500 and riding a three-game win streak following a shocking 51-49 win over previously unbeaten Roger Bacon. McNick rallied from a 27-20 halftime deficit. The Rockets also produced a key road win at Chaminade Julienne 44-29. St. Thomas Aquinas: The Knights set a school record for fewest points allowed in a game with a 42-29 win over Canton Central Catholic. The previous low was 30 (set in a win over Beachwood in 1995 and in a win over West Salem Northwestern in 2009). Norwalk: The Truckers remained unbeaten and pushed their regular season win streak to 37 games with wins over Sandusky (75-34) and Toledo Whitmer (51-34). Against Whitmer, Norwalk rallied from a 14-point third quarter deficit and held the Panthers to 14 second half points.
Stacia Allen, Lima Senior: Senior G became the fifth player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points when she went for 19 in a 58-35 win over Fremont Ross. Allen also had 15 points in a 50-39 win over Oregon Clay.
Taylor Willeke, Ada: Senior G became the seventh player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points when she went for 22 in a 57-56 win over Waynesfield-Goshen. Laina Snyder, West Holmes: Junior F surpassed 1,000 career points in a 56-51 win over North Canton Hoover at the Classic in the Country. She also set a Classic in the Country record with 24 rebounds in a win over Africentric.
Andi Daugherty, River View: Junior F surpassed 1,000 career points with 28 in a 57-28 win over Urischville Claymont. She also had 17 rebounds. Daugherty joins her sisters (Kristin and Kari) and her mother (Caroline) as 1,000-point scorers at River View. Daugherty also had 20 points in a win over Meadowbrook and 12 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Fort Frye.
Kayla Byler, Burton Berkshire: Senior surpassed 1,000 career points with 14 in a 53-37 loss to Kirtland. Two weeks ago Byler set the school’s career rebounding record.
Centerville: The Elks snapped undefeated host Fairmont’s 37-game Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division win streak that dated back to Feb. 4, 2009 (lost at Beavercreek) with a 54-48 win at Trent Arena. It was Centerville’s first ever win in the building and snapped an 11-game losing streak to Fairmont. Both teams entered ranked nationally by MaxPreps (Fairmont No. 5 & Centerville No. 17). Centerville has won 10 in a row.
Fairborn: The Skyhawks ran their win streak to eight and swept host Springboro for the first time recent memory en route to beating the Panthers 47-41 to gain a two-game lead in the Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division. Fairborn also won at Northmont 54-30.
Carroll: The Patriots went 3-0 last week and extended their win streak to nine with wins over Anna (63-61), Roger Bacon (70-28) and Chaminade Julienne (58-45).
Anderson: The Redskins had their two best offensive outputs of the season in wins over Aiken (79-33) and Turpin (73-62). Anderson has won six in a row.
Twinsburg: The two-time defending state champions had a big week with wins over Reynoldsburg (45-38) and Mentor (67-51).
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