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Boys Basketball Hosts Loveland Friday Night In Mercy Health Hoops Classic

Posted on: January 4, 2019

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 4-5, 2-2 ECC
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as HS head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (14.6 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (6.7 rpg)


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

  • Friday, Jan. 4 vs. Loveland, 7:30 p.m. {Mercy Health Hoops Classic}
    • 2018-19 Record: 6-2, 3-1 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Jalen Greiser (15.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 57, Loveland 52 & Milford 49, Loveland 38


A LOOK BACK: December 27 at Winton Woods: Winton Woods 44, Milford 37



Winton Woods’ pressure defense wore down Milford late and forced 27 turnovers for the game as the Warriors earned a hard fought 44-37 win in a battle of future Eastern Cincinnati Conference foes. The Eagles led for a good chunk of the night as both teams battled hard to score against equally stingy defensive efforts. But in the end, Winton Woods shot 73 percent from the floor in the fourth quarter and forced 11 turnovers to seal the win. Milford took its final lead on two A.J. Dickerson free throws with 2:40 left, but the Warriors closed the game on an 11-2 run.



Milford 4-4

Winton Woods 6-2




Steven Huxell 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Connor Foster 3 points, 6 rebounds


Winton Woods

Leroy Walker 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals

Raequan Prince 6 assists


NUGGET OF NOTE: Winton Woods took full advantage of the Eagles’ 27 turnovers, scoring exactly half of their 44 points off of the Milford miscues.




December 29 at Milford: Shroder 52, Milford 49



Milford nearly overcame a 16-point halftime deficit, but a potential game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer rattled out as Shroder came away with a 52-49 non-conference win. The Eagles were limited to just 4 of 19 shooting in the first half as they trailed 27-16 at the break. But after the half, the Eagles scored 33 points before coming up just short. Down the stretch, back-to-back buckets by Caleb Farrell brought Milford within a point, but the Eagles were forced to foul and Dartanio Battle made both from the stripe. In the waning seconds, Farrell’s lay-up was blocked and a three to tie by Steven Huxell came up short.



Milford 4-5

Shroder 4-4




Steven Huxell 13 points

Caleb Farrell 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists

Brady Sluder 8 points, 6 rebounds



Kyle Cardenas 20 points, 7 rebounds

Dartanio Battle 13 points, 4 rebounds

Anthony Felder 11 rebounds


NUGGET OF NOTE: Just two nights after committing 27 turnovers against Winton Woods, the Eagles matched a season-low with only six giveaways against Shroder.




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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (14.6), Brady Sluder (7.1), Jake Ayler (6.7)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.7), Caleb Farrell (1.9), Steven Huxell (1.8)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (6.7), Cade Riesenberg (4.0), Steven Huxell (3.1)

Steals: Jake Ayler (13), Steven Huxell (12), A.J. Dickerson (11)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (11), Connor Foster (4), Jack Liles (3)

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.509), Cade Riesenberg (.500), Connor Foster (.457)

Three-point percentage: Steven Huxell (.435), Jake Ayler (.423), Jack Liles (.379)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.917), Caleb Farrell (.750), Steven Huxell (.697)


INSIDE THE ECC: Turpin has started a perfect 4-0 in conference play and has 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. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Friday-Loveland at Milford, Anderson at Withrow, Turpin at Walnut Hills and West Clermont at Kings.


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 twice; Career: 9 twice (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: 6 twice; Career: 6 twice (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: 3 at Winton Woods; Career: 3 three times


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: 2 at Winton Woods; 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

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