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Boys Basketball To Open Tourney Play Against Harrison Friday At Lakota West

Posted on: February 21, 2019

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 11-11, 7-7 ECC
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as HS head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (15.7 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (5.0 rpg)

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS: A look at No. 17 Milford’s OHSAA Tournament opponent:

  • Friday, Feb. 22 vs. No. 26 Harrison, 6:00 p.m. {at Lakota West HS}
    • 2018-19 Record: 10-12, 7-5 SWOC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Spencer Kinnett (15.7 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Milford 52, Harrison 34
    • Click here to view the District I Sectional Brackets

 

A LOOK BACK: February 12 at Walnut Hills: Milford 52, Walnut Hills 35

 

GAME REWIND

Milford took it to Walnut Hills early and never let up, snapping a seven-game losing streak to its Eastern Cincinnati Conference rival with a convincing 52-35 victory. In the first half, MHS led by five after eight minutes and opened a lead as large as 11 midway through the second quarter. After leading by seven at the break, the Eagles really went to work, limiting Walnut to just 2 of 16 shooting in the second half. By the 3:02 mark of the fourth, the visitors’ lead had ballooned to 24 points, a game-high.

 

RECORDS

Milford 11-10, 7-6 ECC

Walnut Hills 13-8, 7-6 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 28 points, 6 rebounds

Jack Liles 10 points, 8 rebounds

 

Walnut Hills

Nic Smith 9 points, 5 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: For the second time in three games, Huxell established a new career-high in points, pouring in 28 points against Walnut. The outburst was Huxell’s sixth 20-plus scoring performance of the year.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

February 15 at Milford: Turpin 54, Milford 45

 

GAME REWIND

Turpin used a zone defense to frustrate the Eagles all game long as the Spartans put a damper on Milford’s Senior Night with a 54-45 victory. The Eagles were held without a field goal in the first quarter, but trailed only 21-16 at halftime. After a low scoring third period, the game took an odd turn in the fourth as the Eagles scored 23 points to 25 for the Spartans. The Spartans opened a game-high lead of 12 with under two minutes left, but sparked by five points and an assist by Jack Liles, Milford got within five. Milford got within five again with 20 seconds left but four points by Nick Haddad closed out the Turpin victory.

 

RECORDS

Milford 11-11, 6-6 ECC

Turpin 17-5, 11-3 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 18 points, 4 rebounds

 

Turpin

Nick Haddad 15 points

Jackson Holt 14 points, 7 rebounds

Owen Spencer 13 points, 4 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Milford’s 29.3% shooting performance was the team’s second-lowest of the year. The setback to the Spartans marked the only team that the Eagles lost to more than once this season.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (15.7), Jake Ayler (8.6), Jack Liles (8.1)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.3), Steven Huxell (2.2), Caleb Farrell (1.8)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (5.0), Steven Huxell (3.9), Jack Liles (3.5)

Steals: A.J. Dickerson (29), Jake Ayler (28), Steven Huxell (23)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (18), Connor Foster/Jack Liles (5)

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.512), Jack Liles (.444), Connor Foster (.440)

Three-point percentage: Jack Liles (.424), Jake Ayler (.415), Steven Huxell (.412)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.774), A.J. Dickerson (.771), Steven Huxell (.731)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: West Clermont captured its first ECC Boys Basketball Championship, finishing with a record of 12-2, one game ahead of Turpin at 11-3. Walnut Hills took third at 8-6, with Loveland and Milford sharing fourth, each at 7-7. Kings and Withrow were next, each at 5-9, with Anderson rounding out the standings at 1-13.

 

The schedule for ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 7 West Clermont vs. No. 18 Fairfield (Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m. at Lakota West), No. 9 Turpin vs. winner of No. 14 Mount Healthy-No. 15 Loveland (Feb. 28, 6:00 p.m. at Lakota West), No. 11 Walnut Hills vs. No. 16 Sycamore (Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton), No. 15 Loveland vs. No. 14 Mount Healthy (Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m. at Lakota West), No. 17 Milford vs. No. 26 Harrison (Feb. 22, 6:00 p.m. at Lakota West), No. 20 Anderson vs. No. 5 Princeton (Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton), No. 23 Kings vs. No. 28 Little Miami (Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m. at Hamilton) and No. 27 Withrow vs. No. 24 Northwest (Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Lakota West).

 

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: 20 at Taft; Career: 22 vs. Taft (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 8 vs. Anderson; Career: 8 twice

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

Steals—Season: 4 twice; Career: 4 twice (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: 3 vs. Anderson; Career: 3 vs. Anderson (2018-19)

 

A.J. Dickerson

Points—Season: 11 at Loveland; Career: 11 twice

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

Assists—Season: 5 vs. Anderson; Career: 5 vs. Anderson (2018-19)

Steals—Season: 4 vs. Anderson; Career: 4 twice

 

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: 1 at McNicholas; Career: 1 at McNicholas (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 vs. Walnut Hills; Career: 1 twice

 

Steven Huxell

Points—Season: 28 at Walnut Hills; Career: 28 at Walnut Hills (2018-19)

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

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

Steals—Season: 5 vs. Anderson; Career: 5 vs. Anderson (2018-19)

 

Jack Liles

Points—Season: 27 vs. Lebanon; Career: 27 vs. Lebanon (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 8 at Walnut Hills; Career: 8 at Walnut Hills (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 3 twice; Career: 3 twice (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 six times; Career: 1 nine times

 

Joey Round

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

Rebounds— Season: 2 twice; Career: 2 twice (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 three 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