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AROUND THE HORN

Garland gains weekly award

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday. This marks Garland’s first career player of the week award and the 64th time a Cavalier has ever won the weekly honor, including the second time this season (Jarrett Allen in Week 3).

Garland led the Cavaliers to an NBA-best 4-0 record this past week, will all four victories occurring on the road against Western Conference opponents. The third-year guard posted a double-double in three games, including one triple-double performance, while averaging 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 12.8 assists (second-best in NBA) and 1.0 steal in 35.5 minutes per contest. He shot a perfect 15-of-15 from the foul line and was one of only two players in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 12.0 assists last week (James Harden).

Schedules changed

Monday’s Jackson-Milton at Leetonia and Oak Glen at Beaver Local girls basketball games were called off due to the snow. They will be rescheduled at a later date.

The following basketball games are postponed for today: Southern at Heartland (boys), Salem at Hubbard (boys), Harrison Central at East Liverpool (boys) and Heartland at Wellsville (girls).

With area schools closed on Tuesday, it is possible that more basketball games are postponed.

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