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Boys Hoops Face Anderson, Edgewood In Final Pre-Christmas Match-ups

Posted on: December 18, 2018

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 2-3, 1-2 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as head HS coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (17.4 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (7.8 rpg)

 

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Anderson, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 0-4, 0-3 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Josiah Dongell (10.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 49, Anderson 39 & Milford 50, Anderson 32
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 vs. Edgewood, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 2-3, 0-1 SWOC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Gabe Allen (7.5 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: N/A

 

A LOOK BACK: December 11 at Withrow: Withrow 35, Milford 33

 

GAME REWIND

Milford shot just 13% through the first three periods, but nearly pulled off the improbable win before coming up just a bucket short in a 35-33 defeat at Withrow. The offensive struggles weren’t limited to just the Eagles as Withrow led just 14-6 at the half and 25-13 after three quarters. After trailing by 12 just seconds into the fourth, the Eagles fought and clawed back, getting to within one point twice in the last minute. But trailing by one, Connor Foster’s potential go-ahead lay-up just rimmed out, allowing the Tigers to escape with the win.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-3, 0-2 ECC

Withrow 2-2, 1-1 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 13 points, 4 assists

Connor Foster 9 points, 3 rebounds, 4 blocks

 

Withrow

Mike Hill, Jr. 11 points, 6 rebounds

Niles Whatley 10 points

Abba Lawal 5 points, 12 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Connor Foster had a career-high with four blocks. His one game total against the Tigers was more than halfway to his prior career total of seven.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

December 14 at Milford: Milford 57, West Clermont 46

 

GAME REWIND

Milford rode a huge second quarter to a quality Eastern Cincinnati Conference victory as the Eagles knocked off West Clermont 57-46. Leading by just four after the first eight minutes of play, Milford shot 63% in the second period, scoring 20 points to open a 14-point lead at the break. The Eagles opened their largest lead midway through the third, drawing ahead by 19 before finishing off the Wolves down the stretch.

 

RECORDS

Milford 2-3, 1-2 ECC

West Clermont 3-2, 1-2 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 19 points, 3 rebounds

Jake Ayler 17 points, 4 steals

A.J. Dickerson 9 points, 8 rebounds

 

West Clermont

Jackson Ames 11 points, 6 rebounds

Ismail Ismail 10 points, 3 assists

D.J. Vianello 10 points, 3 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Senior A.J. Dickerson played arguably the best game of his varsity career, finishing with a season-high nine points and a career-best eight rebounds, while also nabbing a pair of steals.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (17.4), Jake Ayler (6.6), Brady Sluder (6.0)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.0), A.J. Dickerson/Caleb Farrell (1.8)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (7.8), Steven Huxell (3.6), Cade Riesenberg (3.4)

Steals: Jake Ayler (8), Steven Huxell (6), A.J. Dickerson (5)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (10), Connor Foster (4), Jack Liles (2)

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.448), Steven Huxell (.423), Connor Foster (.409)

Three-point percentage: Steven Huxell (.448), Jake Ayler (.438), Jack Liles (.308)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.900), Steven Huxell (.667), Jake Ayler (.625)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Through three rounds of conference match-ups, Loveland and Turpin remain unbeaten and atop the ECC standings. Kings is off to a 2-1 start ahead of four squads all at 1-2. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Tuesday-Milford at Anderson, Loveland at Turpin, Kings at Walnut Hills and Withrow at West Clermont.

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles didn’t receive any votes in this week’s Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. Moeller is again the top-ranked squad with 10 of 11 first place votes cast. Mason, Lakota East (one vote), Oak Hills and Princeton complete the top-five. The top ECC squads are Loveland and Turpin in a tie for seventh. Walnut Hills, West Clermont and Withrow are all among team’s receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Jack Ackermann

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

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: 3 vs. Sycamore; Career: 4 vs. Walnut Hills (2017-18)

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

 

Cole Chaney

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

A.J. Dickerson

Points—Season: 9 vs. West Clermont; 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: 2 twice; Career: 4 at Kings (2017-18)

 

Caleb Farrell

Points—Season: 8 at Kings; Career: 8 at Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 3 at Kings; Career: 4 three times (2017-18)

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 at Withrow; 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: 6 vs. Harrison; Career: 10 vs. Western Brown (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 6 vs. West Clermont; Career: 7 vs. Loveland (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 vs. Sycamore; Career: 1 four times

 

Joey Round

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Brady Sluder

Points—Season: 11 vs. Harrison; Career: 16 at Shroder (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: 1 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: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A