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Boys Basketball Closes 2018 With Non-Conference Battles Against Winton Woods, Shroder

Posted on: December 26, 2018

A LOOK AT THE EAGLES: A capsule look at the 2018-19 team:

  • 2018-19 Record: 4-3, 2-2 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as head HS coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (15.0 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (7.3 rpg)


A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS: A look at Milford’s schedule for this week:

  • Thursday, Dec. 27 at Winton Woods, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 5-2 (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Rashaun Brown (10.1 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Winton Woods 61, Milford 51
  • Saturday, Dec. 29 vs. Shroder, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 3-3, 1-2 CMAC (T-10th Division II area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Dartanion Battle (19.0 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Shroder 56, Milford 51


A LOOK BACK: December 18 at Anderson: Milford 61, Anderson 46



After trailing at halftime, the Eagles turned up the intensity on both ends of the floor in the second half, pulling away from Anderson for a 61-46 victory. After shooting 86% in the second quarter, Anderson went cold in the second half, connecting on just 5 of 24 (21%) field goals. Meanwhile, the Eagles scored 31 points after the break, turning a two-point deficit into a 15-point runaway. Milford’s lead reached its highest point, 19 with 3:30 to play in the contest.



Milford 3-3, 2-2 ECC

Anderson 0-5, 0-4 ECC




Brady Sluder 16 points, 7 rebounds

Cade Riesenberg 8 points, 9 rebounds

Caleb Farrell 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists



Josiah Dongell 12 points, 12 rebounds

Michael Brandy 10 points


NUGGET OF NOTE: Seniors Caleb Farrell, Cade Riesenberg and Brady Sluder all put together some of the best performances of their careers. Farrell finished with career-highs in points and rebounds, while Riesenberg had a career-best in rebounds and narrowly missed a best in scoring. Sluder, meanwhile, matched his personal-best with his game-high 16 points.




December 22 at Milford: Milford 68, Edgewood 39



Milford dominated the second and fourth quarters, outscoring Edgewood 41-14 in those periods to cruise to a 68-39 non-conference victory. Four three-pointers by the Eagles and three by the Cougars in the first quarter produced a 13-all tie after eight minutes of play. But in the second quarter, Milford shot 70 percent and forced seven turnovers on defense to open a comfortable 13-point halftime edge.



Milford 4-3

Edgewood 2-6




Jake Ayler 15 points, 6 assists

Steven Huxell 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists

Jack Liles 10 points, 5 rebounds

A.J. Dickerson 10 points, 3 steals



John Shepherd 11 points

Isaiah Gambrell 10 points


NUGGET OF NOTE: The Eagles placed four players in double figures scoring for the first time since February 3, 2017 at Turpin. That foursome included Nathan Gallimore (12), Jake Ayler (11), Matt Kirk (10) and Wes Reid (10).




INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:

Points per game: Steven Huxell (15.0), Jake Ayler (7.6), Brady Sluder (6.9)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.7), Caleb Farrell (2.0), Steven Huxell (1.9)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (7.3), Cade Riesenberg (4.6), Steven Huxell (3.6)

Steals: Jake Ayler (12), A.J. Dickerson (9), Steven Huxell (8)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (11), Connor Foster (4), Jack Liles (2)

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.524), Cade Riesenberg (.500), Connor Foster (.467)

Three-point percentage: Jake Ayler (.500), Steven Huxell (.441), Jack Liles (.364)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.917), Steven Huxell (.720), A.J. Dickerson (.667)


INSIDE THE ECC: Turpin has started a perfect 4-0 in conference play and heads into the holiday break with a one game lead over Loveland atop the ECC standings. A four-team tie featuring Milford, Kings, Walnut Hills and West Clermont are all 2-2 and tied for third. Conference play now takes a break until January 4.


POLL WATCH: Milford is now among several teams that are receiving votes in the current Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. Moeller continues to reign supreme with nine of the 10 first place votes cast. Mason is second, with Lakota East, owner of the other No. 1 vote, third and Princeton and Oak Hills completing the top-five. The ECC is represented by Turpin in seventh, Loveland in eighth, Walnut Hills in 10th and West Clermont and Withrow joining Milford among teams also receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at


Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Jack Ackermann

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: 1 vs. Edgewood; Career: 1 vs. Edgewood (2018-19)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A


Jake Ayler

Points—Season: 17 vs. West Clermont; Career: 22 vs. Taft (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Harrison; Career: 8 at Lebanon (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 6 vs. Edgewood; Career: 6 vs. Edgewood (2018-19)

Steals—Season: 4 vs. West Clermont; Career: 4 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)


Cole Chaney

Points—Season: 4 vs. Edgewood; Career: 4 vs. Edgewood (2018-19)

Rebounds— Season: 2 vs. Edgewood; Career: 2 vs. Edgewood (2018-19)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A


A.J. Dickerson

Points—Season: 10 vs. Edgewood; Career: 11 at Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 8 vs. West Clermont; Career: 8 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 4 vs. Harrison; Career: 4 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Steals—Season: 3 vs. Edgewood; Career: 4 at Kings (2017-18)


Caleb Farrell

Points—Season: 9 at Anderson; Career: 9 at Anderson (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 5 at Anderson; Career: 5 at Anderson (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 4 vs. West Clermont; Career: 4 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)


Connor Foster

Points—Season: 10 vs. Harrison; Career: 13 vs. Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Harrison; Career: 5 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 2 at Kings; Career: 2 twice

Blocks—Season: 4 at Withrow; Career: 4 at Withrow (2018-19)


Adam Harris

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 3 at West Clermont (2017-18)

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 1 at Walnut Hills (2017-18)


Steven Huxell

Points—Season: 25 at Kings; Career: 25 at Kings (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 6 at Kings; Career: 7 at Sycamore (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 4 twice; Career: 7 at Shroder (2017-18)

Steals—Season: 2 twice; Career: 3 twice (2017-18)


Jack Liles

Points—Season: 11 vs. Sycamore; Career: 11 vs. Sycamore (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 6 vs. Harrison; Career: 6 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Harrison; Career: 3 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Steals—Season: 3 vs. West Clermont; Career: 3 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)


Cade Riesenberg

Points—Season: 8 at Anderson; Career: 10 vs. Western Brown (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 9 at Anderson; Career: 9 at Anderson (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 three times; Career: 1 six times


Joey Round

Points—Season: 1 vs. Edgewood; Career: 1 vs. Edgewood (2018-19)

Rebounds— Season: 2 vs. Edgewood; Career: 2 vs. Edgewood (2018-19)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A


Brady Sluder

Points—Season: 16 at Anderson; Career: 16 twice (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 11 at Kings; Career: 11 at Kings (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 four times; Career: 3 vs. Kings (2017-18)

Blocks—Season: 5 vs. Sycamore; Career: 5 vs. Sycamore (2018-19)

Double-doubles: Season—1; Career: 1


Grant Whitaker

Points—Season: 2 vs. Harrison; Career: 2 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Rebounds— Season: 1 vs. Edgewood; Career: 1 vs. Edgewood

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A