Jekyll & Riders. What to make of the Riders so far....it'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.
The Riders sit at 4-2 (3-1 in the OCC), coming off their first on-court loss over the weekend to Mansfield Senior. The Riders held a 16 point lead early, but couldn't put away the athletic Tygers, losing 64-62. 28 Orrville turnovers (not a typo) helped the Tygers in their comeback.
The Riders jump back into action at Akron East tomorrow, then host Clear Fork on Friday 1/9.
Canton District. Here's how the Canton district sits after games on January 3rd. Teams listed by order of record.
Minerva Lions (7-0)
Alliance Aviators (6-1)
Akron Buchtel Griffins (3-1)
Louisville Leopards (5-2)
Akron St Vincent-St Mary Fighting Irish (5-3)
Orrville Red Riders (4-2)
Akron Springfield Spartans (3-3)
Canton South Wildcats (3-4)
Marlington Dukes (3-4)
Akron Hoban Knights (2-4)
Fairless Falcons (2-5)
Norton Panthers (1-5)
Akron Coventry Comets (1-6)
Northwest Indians (1-6)
Here's a detailed breakdown of each team and their results so far.
And here's my top 5...
2. St V.
Although both Buchtel and St. V have taken some losses, each team's schedule is very tough and will do more to prepare them for March than any other team in the district.
Season Points to Date: 83
Career Points to Date: 372
Season PPG: 13.8 ppg
Career PPG: 13.2 ppg
Points from 500: 128 (projected date of 500th point....Jan 30, 2009 @ Ashland. I'm sticking with this date but Zach will have to have a few big games for it to happen.)