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Boys Hoops Closes Regular Season With Trip To Walnut Hills, Senior Night Against Turpin

Posted on: February 12, 2019

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 10-10, 6-6 ECC
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as HS head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (15.0 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (5.4 rpg)

 

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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Walnut Hills, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 13-7, 7-5 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Greg Phelia III (16.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Walnut Hills 52, Milford 45
  • Friday, Feb. 15 vs. Turpin, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 15-5, 9-3 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Nick Hadad (16.9 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Turpin 51, Milford 47 (OT)

 

THANK YOU SENIORS: Senior Night will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 15 prior to the Eagles’ 7:30 p.m. match-up with Turpin. Prior to tip-off, the senior class of Jake Ayler, A.J. Dickerson, Caleb Farrell, Connor Foster, Steven Huxell, Cade Riesenberg and Brady Sluder will be honored for their contributions to Milford Basketball over the past four years.

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles will open OHSAA Tournament play on Friday, Feb. 22 when they take on Harrison at Lakota West High School. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. Click here to view the District I Sectional Brackets.

 

A LOOK BACK: February 7 at Loveland: Milford 55, Loveland 45

 

GAME REWIND

When Milford started the second half of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference season in mid-January, the players began warming up in shirts with 2019 Revenge Tour on the front. At Loveland, the Eagles picked up their third win of the year against a team it lost to earlier with a hard fought 55-45 win over the Tigers. The battle featured eight ties and four lead changes and was knotted at 35 at the end of the third quarter. But the fourth quarter was all Eagles as they made 7 of 10 field goals and 5 of 8 free throws to pull away for the win over their archrivals.

 

RECORDS

Milford 10-10, 6-6 ECC

Loveland 12-8, 7-5 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Jake Ayler 13 points, 6 rebounds

Brady Sluder 12 points, 5 rebounds

A.J. Dickerson 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals

Steven Huxell 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists

 

Loveland

Jalen Greiser 10 points, 6 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The Eagles dominated the glass, holding a +15 advantage (36-21), marking their second largest rebounding margin of the year. Of the 36 boards, 15 came on the offensive glass and paved the way for 13 second-chance points.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (15.0), Jake Ayler (9.0), Jack Liles (8.1)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.4), Steven Huxell (2.3), Caleb Farrell (1.8)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (5.4), Steven Huxell (3.8), Cade Riesenberg (3.4)

Steals: A.J. Dickerson (28), Jake Ayler (27), Steven Huxell (22)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (16), Connor Foster/Jack Liles (5)

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.517), Jack Liles (.466), Connor Foster (.463)

Three-point percentage: Jack Liles (.448), Jake Ayler (.424), Steven Huxell (.402)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.800), Steven Huxell (.730), A.J. Dickerson (.725)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: The 2019 ECC Championship has come down to two teams as West Clermont enters the final week of regular season play with a one game lead over Turpin. The Wolves are 10-2 in the league, with the Spartans at 9-3. Loveland and Walnut Hills are tied for third, each at 7-5 and one game ahead of the Eagles. Kings and Withrow are next, tied at 4-8 with Anderson rounding out the standings at 1-11. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Tuesday-Milford at Walnut Hills, Anderson at West Clermont, Loveland at Withrow and Turpin at Kings; Thursday-West Clermont at Loveland; Friday-Turpin at Milford, Withrow at Walnut Hills and Kings at Anderson.

 

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: 26 at Taft; Career: 25 at Taft (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: 7 vs. Loveland; Career: 7 vs. Loveland (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 twice; 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