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Boys Hoops Gears Up For Big Battles With Walnut Hills, Turpin

Posted on: January 8, 2019

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 4-6, 2-3 ECC
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as HS head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (14.9 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (6.7 rpg)

 

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

  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 vs. Walnut Hills, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 7-4, 3-2 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Greg Phelia III (14.7 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Walnut Hills 55, Milford 47 & Walnut Hills 51, Milford 37
  • Friday, Jan. 11 at Turpin, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 7-2, 4-1 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Nick Hadad (16.8 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 52, Turpin 35 & Turpin 47, Milford 45

 

A LOOK BACK: January 4 at Milford: Loveland 53, Milford 50

 

GAME REWIND

Milford’s close game blues that have plagued the team all season continued as the Eagles dropped another close one, a 53-50 decision to rival Loveland in the Mercy Health Hoops Classic. The Eagles’ Steven Huxell tied the game at 50 with a free throw with 13 seconds left, but Loveland’s Tripp Willis broke the hearts of the home team with a game-winning three-pointer with under five seconds left. Milford had a chance for overtime, but Jack Liles’ three at the buzzer rimmed out. The Eagles held their largest lead of the night, 11 with 5:29 left in the fourth, but Loveland scored 20 of the final 26 points of the night to triumph.

 

RECORDS

Milford 4-6, 2-3 ECC

Loveland 7-2, 4-1 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 18 points

Jack Liles 9 points, 7 rebounds

Brady Sluder 5 points, 7 rebounds

 

Loveland

Brenton Foust 14 points

Tripp Willis 8 points, game-winning three-pointers (named Mercy Hoops Classic MVP)

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Milford’s six losses this season have come by a total of 18 points or 3.5 points per game. The Eagles’ largest loss was only seven points, while four of the other five are by three points or less.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (14.9), Brady Sluder (6.9), Jack Liles (6.7)

Assists per game: Jake Ayler (2.5), Caleb Farrell (2.0), Steven Huxell (1.8)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (6.7), Cade Riesenberg (3.9), Jack Liles (3.4)

Steals: Jake Ayler (15), A.J. Dickerson (13), Steven Huxell (12)

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

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.508), Cade Riesenberg (.450), Connor Foster (.425)

Three-point percentage: Steven Huxell (.451), Jake Ayler/Jack Liles (.387)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.917), Steven Huxell (.703), Jake Ayler (.640)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: The race for the ECC crown is wide-open after undefeated Turpin suffered its first league loss of the year last week. The Spartans and Loveland share the top spot, each at 4-1, with Walnut Hills and West Clermont just one game behind. Milford and Kings are next at 2-3, with Anderson and Withrow each checking in at 1-4. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Tuesday-Walnut Hills at Milford, West Clermont at Anderson, Withrow at Loveland and Kings at Turpin; Friday-Milford at Turpin, Anderson at Kings, Loveland at West Clermont and Walnut Hills at Withrow.

 

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: 7 vs. Loveland; Career: 7 vs. Loveland (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