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Boys Hoops To Square Off With East Side Foes McNicholas, Anderson This Week

Posted on: January 29, 2019

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 7-9, 4-6 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 (5.8 rpg)

 

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

  • Tuesday, Jan. 29 at McNicholas, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 9-6, 4-3 GCLC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Josh Burkhardt (10.9 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; McNicholas 53, Milford 46
  • Friday, Feb. 1 vs. Anderson, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 2-14, 1-9 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Junior James Camden (10.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Milford 61, Anderson 46

 

A LOOK BACK: January 22 at Milford: Milford 57, Withrow 49 (2 OT)

 

GAME REWIND

A game that featured five ties and 12 lead changes and took eight extra minutes to finish went the way of Milford as the Eagles pulled away in the second overtime for a 57-49 home win over Withrow. Milford had a chance to win at the end of regulation and the first overtime, but the potential winning shots rattled out. Senior A.J. Dickerson set the tone for Milford in the second OT, scoring four of the period’s first six points to put his team in firm control. The Eagle D was also up to the task, holding Withrow scoreless until the final five seconds of the final OT session.

 

RECORDS

Milford 7-8, 4-5 ECC

Withrow 3-12, 2-7 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 21 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Jack Liles 12 points, 3 rebounds

 

Withrow

Mike Hill, Jr. 14 points, 6 rebounds

Ivan Mason 13 points, 5 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Playing against the leading rebounding team in the ECC, the Eagles were beaten on the boards (33-20), but came away with the win, marking the first time they’ve accomplished the feat this season.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

January 25 at West Clermont: West Clermont 49, Milford 44

 

GAME REWIND

The Eagles fell behind 16-0 in the first 6:30 of the game, but were nearly able to complete a comeback before falling late to West Clermont 49-44 in an Eastern Cincinnati Conference thriller. Milford recovered to take its first and only lead with just under seven minutes to play in the fourth at 33-32, but the Wolves responded with an 8-0 run to take a lead it would never relinquish.

 

RECORDS

Milford 7-9, 4-6 ECC

Withrow 3-12, 2-7 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 18 points

Jake Ayler 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists

Connor Foster 7 points

 

West Clermont

D.J. Vianello 18 points

Jackson Ames 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks

John Aicholtz 7 points, 9 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Milford’s close game blues continued as the Eagles’ nine losses this season have now come by a combined 37 points (or 4.1 points per game).

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (14.7), Jack Liles (8.4), Jake Ayler (7.8)

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

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (5.8), Cade Riesenberg (3.5), Steven Huxell/Jack Liles (3.3)

Steals: Jake Ayler/A.J. Dickerson (21), Steven Huxell (16)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (16), Connor Foster/Jack Liles (4)

Field goal percentage: Brady Sluder (.484), Jack Liles (.469), Connor Foster (.444)

Three-point percentage: Jack Liles (.480), Steven Huxell (.416), Jake Ayler (.370)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.864), Jake Ayler (.731), Steven Huxell (.726)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: West Clermont has climbed into the top spot in the league standings with an 8-2 record. The race is red hot, though as Loveland, Turpin and Walnut Hills are all at 7-3, just one game back. Milford is next at 4-6, followed by a tie between Kings and Withrow (3-7) and Anderson (1-9) rounding out the standings. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Friday-Anderson at Milford, Turpin at Loveland, Walnut Hills at Kings and West Clermont 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: 6 at Turpin; 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 twice; Career: 4 twice (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: 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 three times; Career: 7 at Shroder (2017-18)

Steals—Season: 3 twice; Career: 3 four times

 

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 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 five times; Career: 1 eight 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 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