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Boys Hoops Scores Win In Double OT Thriller At Turpin

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Behind a career night from Jack Engelman, including an overtime-forcing three-pointer, the Milford High School basketball team pulled out a 69-67 double overtime victory in an Eastern Cincinnati Conference boys basketball thriller on Wednesday night. Engelman netted a career-best 22 points, while matching his high with 11 rebounds for his second career double-double.

RECORDS

Milford 13-8, 8-5 Eastern Cincinnati Conference

Turpin 7-14, 3-10 Eastern Cincinnati Conference

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Jack Engelman 22 points, 11 rebounds

Mitchell Wenzler 16 points

Matt Kirk 14 points

 

Turpin

Jack Tyszkievwicz 21 points

A’drien Baker 12 points, 5 assists

KEY MOMENTS & RUNS

  • Milford burst out the gates to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes, but led just 17-13 after one quarter.
  • Turpin got hot in the second making 7 of 10 field goals to trail by only three (30-27) at the half.
  • Halfway through the third, two free throws by the Spartans’ Mitch Johnson trimmed the Milford lead to five, but a quick 5-0 spurt by the Eagles pushed them in front by a game-high 10 at 41-31.
  • Engelman started the fourth with two quick buckets and once again Milford was up 10, before the Spartans came alive from beyond the arc.
  • As they have in previous match-ups with the Eagles, the Spartans started knocking down triples, nailing four a 12-2 run to tie the score at 50.
  • In the final minute, Tyszkievwicz hit four free throws and Baker hit one giving Turpin a 55-52 lead with 16 seconds left.
  • On the ensuing possession, Engelman hit an off-balance three, just his second of the year, with 1.5 seconds to play to force OT.
  • In the first OT, Brad Hall tipped in a miss to push Milford ahead 60-59 with under a minute left. After a Turpin turnover, Wenzler hit two free throws, but Tyszkievwicz’s three forced a second extra session.
  • Another Tyszkievwicz three early in the second overtime gave Turpin a two-point lead, but five straight points by Kirk pushed Milford up three.
  • After a Wenzler free throw with 20 seconds left, Turpin had two shots at a tying shot, but Engelman came away from the final scrum with a game-clinching rebound as time expired.

NUGGETS OF NOTE

  • The Milford victory coupled with Loveland’s win over Anderson ensures a finish of no worse than a tie for third in the ECC standings.
  • Milford won the battle of the boards for the 15th time this season in 21 games.
  • The Eagles were victorious despite shooting a season-low .556 (15 of 27) from the foul line.
  • Engelman finished with a career-high 22 points on 10 of 11 shooting, while matching his best with 11 boards.
  • Keenan Farrell matched his career-high with five rebounds. 

FINAL GAME STATS LINK (coming soon)

UP NEXT

Milford wraps up the regular season, hosting Glen Este for Senior Night this Friday. Prior to the 7:30 p.m. tip, the Eagles’ nine-man senior class will be honored.