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Boys Hoops Faces Challenging Week With Trips To Taft & Loveland

Posted on: February 5, 2019

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 8-10, 5-6 ECC
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as HS head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (14.7 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (5.3 rpg)

 

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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Taft, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 11-2, 5-2 CMAC
    • Top Scorer: Junior Nekhi Smith (20.0 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Taft 61, Milford 42
  • Thursday, Feb. 7 at Loveland, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 12-7, 7-4 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Jalen Greiser (15.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Loveland 53, Milford 50

 

A LOOK BACK: January 29 at McNicholas: McNicholas 57, Milford 38

 

GAME REWIND

Milford never really got on track as the Eagles suffered their worst loss of the season, a 57-38 defeat to McNicholas. The Rockets were sharp on both ends of the court, shooting 54.5% from the floor, the highest performance of the season by a Milford opponent. After falling behind by nine at the end of the first quarter, Jake Ayler’s steal and lay-up cut McNick’s lead to just six at the 3:03 mark of the second. But the Rockets used a 7-0 run to end the half and take a 13-point lead into the break. The Eagles got as close as seven in the second half, before McNicholas’ pulled away for good.

 

RECORDS

Milford 7-10

McNicholas 10-6

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Jake Ayler 13 points, 4 rebounds

 

McNicholas

Josh Burkhardt 14 points, 11 rebounds

Evan Brunot 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks

Bryce Kellerman 9 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Milford shot 56 percent from the field in the third quarter, but were 33 percent or under for the other three periods, ending the game at 33.3%.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

February 1 at Milford: Milford 74, Anderson 30

 

GAME REWIND

Milford was absolutely dominant in all facets as the Eagles pummeled Anderson by a 74-30 score. The Eagles scored the game’s first 15 points and led 21-3 after eight minutes of action. They shot 64% from the floor in the second period as they continued to pour it on. By game’s end, the Eagles had converted 23 Anderson turnovers into 33 points, mostly on the strength of 19 steals.

 

RECORDS

Milford 8-10, 5-6 ECC

McNicholas 10-6

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 24 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists

Brady Sluder 14 points

Jack Liles 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists

Jake Ayler 9 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists

 

McNicholas

Josh Burkhardt 14 points, 11 rebounds

Evan Brunot 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks

Bryce Kellerman 9 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The 74 point offensive explosion by the Eagles was the team’s most since a 75 point production against Walnut Hills during the 2016-17 season. On the other side, the 30 points allowed was the fewest by a Milford team since Northwest had 30 early in the 2015-16 campaign.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (14.7), Jack Liles (8.6), Jake Ayler (8.2)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.4), Steven Huxell (2.2), Caleb Farrell (1.8)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (5.3), Cade Riesenberg (3.5), Steven Huxell (3.3)

Steals: Jake Ayler/A.J. Dickerson (26), Steven Huxell (22)

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

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.495), Jack Liles (.486), Connor Foster (.444)

Three-point percentage: Jack Liles (.472), Steven Huxell (.402), Jake Ayler (.385)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.864), A.J. Dickerson (.722), Jake Ayler (.719)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: With just two weeks of games remaining, West Clermont holds a one game lead in the battle for the ECC crown at 9-2. Turpin is just one game behind at 8-3, just ahead of a tie between Loveland and Walnut Hills, each at 7-4. Milford is next at 5-6, followed by Kings (4-7), Withrow (3-8) and Anderson (1-10). The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Thursday-Milford at Loveland; Friday-Anderson at Withrow, Walnut Hills at Turpin and Kings at West Clermont.

 

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

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: 25 at Kings; Career: 25 at Kings (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: 4 five 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 five times; Career: 1 eight 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