A trio of players from the 2016-17 Milford High School boys basketball team have earned recognition from the Eastern Cincinnati Conference coaches with inclusion on the league’s all-league teams. Leading the list of honorees is first team selection Matt Kirk. The senior was joined by classmate Jacob Riesenberg who earned second team accolades with junior Nathan Gallimore being tabbed Milford’s honorable mention selection.
Kirk ranked among the league’s top-five in scoring with a team-best 11.4 points per game. He reached double-figures in 17 of the Eagles’ 23 games, including an incredible 30-point performance in a late-season upset of Northwest. Kirk has also among the team’s best rebounders with just over five per game, including a season-best 10 as part of a double-double in a win over Lebanon.
After playing sparingly as a junior, Riesenberg had an outstanding senior season, ranking second in the ECC with 6.7 rebounds per game. His 17 boards in the Northwest win were the most by a Milford player since the first game of the 2013-14 season and represented one of five double-figure rebound games for the 6’6” junior. Riesenberg also proved to be an able offensive force down low as he averaged nearly nine points per game, including a high of 18.
Gallimore was a sharp shooting outside threat for the Eagles as he canned a team-best 38 three-pointers. In his first full season on varsity, Gallimore averaged a tick over eight points per game and was tops of the team with 45 assists. In a triple overtime setback to Walnut Hills, Gallimore scored a season-best 16 points, including key scores in the waning seconds of two different OT periods.
Milford finished the season with an 8-15 record, before falling to ECC rival Withrow in the opening round of the postseason tournament.