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Monday, January 19, 2009

All Things Basketball

A loss to Madison, A win over Triway. And someone is closing in on 500 points. Let's break it all down....TOGETHER!!

Jekyll & Riders. What to make of the Riders so's been some good, some bad. Flashes of a dangerous team, flashes of a "1 and done" team. A team that jumps to double digit leads, and then does not look too sure of how to play with a lead.

^^This is the same paragraph that was published a few weeks ago, I still think it applies.

The Riders sit at 5-4 (3-2 in the OCC), losing a close OT game to Madison (our 3rd OT game of the season) and then posting a big home win over Triway. The Triway win snapped a 3 game losing streak (our longest losing streak since 2005-06).

Riders travel to Lexington on Friday and then are home for a make-up game with Clear Fork on Saturday.

Canton District.
Here's how the Canton district sits after games through January 18th. It's about the halfway point of the season and teams are starting to sort themselves out. I think it's a five or six team race. Tourney draw date is Sunday Feb. 8th.

Teams listed by order of winning percentage.

Minerva Lions (11-0)
Alliance Aviators (8-1)
Akron Buchtel Griffins (6-2)
Akron St Vincent-St Mary Fighting Irish (8-3)
Orrville Red Riders (5-4)
Akron Springfield Spartans (5-4)
Louisville Leopards (6-5)
Marlington Dukes (6-5)
Canton South Wildcats (4-6)
Fairless Falcons (3-7)
Akron Hoban Knights (2-7)
Northwest Indians (2-8)
Norton Panthers (2-8)
Akron Coventry Comets (1-9)

Here's a detailed breakdown of each team and their results so far. I'll put this link on the right hand side of the page for quick access.

And here's my top 5...

5. Orrville
4. Alliance
3. Minerva
2. St V.
1. Buchtel

Minerva is the districts only undefeated team at 11-0, but I don't think the NBC will prepare them enough to play teams like Buchtel and St V.

Wasson Watch.

The Wasson Watch

Season Points to Date: 140

Career Points to Date: 429

Season PPG: 15.5 ppg

Career PPG: 13.8 ppg

Points from 500: 71 (projected date of 500th point....Jan 30, 2009 @ Ashland. I'm sticking with this date but Zach will have to average nearly 25 ppg over the next 3 games for it to happen....might get it on the next night at West Holmes.)

Bonus Points: Zach has also crossed 200 rebounds for his career. School record for rebounds in a career is 782 by Marcel Denson (1992-96). Marcel's school records in points and rebounds will be real tough for any player to top, he played the equivalent of a season's worth of tournament games over his OHS career, basically an additional 20+ games of stats.

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