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Boys Hoops Travels To McNicholas For Week’s Lone Contest

Posted on: December 19, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE: In its only contest in the week leading up to Christmas, the Milford High School boys basketball team will renew a non-conference rivalry when it travels to McNicholas on Wednesday night (Dec. 21). The match-up will pit the Eagles and the Rockets on the court for the fifth consecutive season, with Milford having been victorious in three of the four previous contests. Tip time at McNick is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

A LOOK BACK: December 13 vs. Loveland: Loveland 49, Milford 32

THE SHORT STORY

Milford fell victim to a scorching hot Loveland team as the Tigers made of 10 of 19 three-pointers en route to a 49-32 victory over the Eagles. The Tigers made seven of their three’s in the first half, while limiting Milford to only 19 percent shooting in the first half as the visitors raced to a 31-13 lead at the break.

 

RECORDS

Milford 2-2, 1-1 ECC

Loveland 3-1, 2-0 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Jake Ayler 13 points

 

Loveland

Mitch Robinson 16 points, 7 rebounds

Jalen Greiser 11 points

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The Loveland victory a six-game series winning streak for the Eagles. The Tigers last bested their Miami Township rivals on the hardwood late in the 2012-13 season.

 

FINAL GAME STATS LINK

 

December 16 vs. Glen Este: Milford 60, Glen Este 53

THE SHORT STORY

The Eagles shot 52 percent in the second half to turn back a pesky Glen Este squad and pick up a 60-53 win over the Trojans. After leading by 11 at halftime, Milford watched as the Trojans cut the deficit to four during the second half before pulling away for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference triumph.

 

RECORDS

Milford 3-2, 2-1 Eastern Cincinnati Conference

Glen Este 1-3, 0-2 Eastern Cincinnati Conference

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Wes Reid 17 points

Jake Ayler 12 points, 4 rebounds

Jacob Riesenberg 6 points, 11 rebounds

 

Glen Este

Brad Gardner 25 points, 6 rebounds

A.J. Zambenedetti 11 points

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Jacob Riesenberg set a career-high by pulling down 11 rebounds, while Wes Reid tallied his 17 points on the strength of connecting on all seven of his field goal attempts.

 

FINAL GAME STATS LINK

 

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

  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 at McNicholas, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2016-17 Record: 2-1, 1-1 GCL Co-Ed (7th Division II area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Ryan Reidy (14.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2016-17; Milford 61, McNicholas 58

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders through 5 games:

Points per game: Wes Reid (10.8), Matt Kirk (9.4), Jacob Riesenberg (8.2)

Assists per game: Nathan Gallimore (2.4), Wes Reid (1.6), Jake Ayler/Jacob Riesenberg (1.2)

Rebounds per game: Jacob Riesenberg (5.6), Matt Kirk (4.4), Wes Reid (3.6)

Steals: Nathan Gallimore (4), Jack Hannah (3), Five Tied (2)

Blocks: Jacob Riesenberg (3), Nathan Gallimore/Hunter Pollitt (2)

Field goal percentage: Wes Reid (.760), Jacob Riesenberg (.457), Jack Hannah (.429)

Three-point percentage: Wes Reid (.600), Jake Ayler (.300), Nathan Gallimore (.286)

Free throw percentage: Wes Reid (.813), Jake Ayler (.727), Matt Kirk (.710)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Loveland had a big week last week, knocking off both Milford and Kings to improve to 3-0 early in league play. A three-way tie for second that features Kings, Milford and Withrow trails the front-running Tigers, all at 2-1. The schedule of ECC conference games this week includes: Tuesday-Glen Este at Walnut Hills.

 

POLL WATCH: Milford did not receive any votes in the weekly Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll, released on Dec. 19. Moeller continues to hold the top-spot after receiving 9 of the 13 first place votes that were cast. Oak Hills earned the other four top nods and takes over the second spot after beating Mason last Friday night. LaSalle, Mason and Lakota East round out the top-five. The ECC is represented by Withrow in seventh, Walnut Hills in eighth, Kings in ninth and Loveland and Glen Este receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Jake Ayler

Points—Season: 13 vs. Loveland; Career: 13 vs. Loveland (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 4 vs. Glen Este; Career: 4 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 vs. Sycamore; Career: 2 vs. Sycamore (2016-17)

 

Caleb Farrell

Points—Season: 2 vs. Anderson; Career: 2 vs. Anderson (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 3 vs. Glen Este; Career: 3 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 vs. Sycamore; Career: 2 vs. Sycamore (2016-17)

 

Nathan Gallimore

Points—Season: 12 at Princeton; Career: 12 at Princeton (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Glen Este; Career: 5 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 5 vs. Sycamore; Career: 5 vs. Sycamore (2016-17)

 

Jack Hannah

Points—Season: 8 vs. Loveland; Career: 8 vs. Loveland (2106-17)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Glen Este; Career: 5 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 vs. Loveland; Career: 2 vs. Loveland (2016-17)

 

Diomante Johnson

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Blake King

Points—Season: 4 vs. Glen Este; Career: 4 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 3 vs. Glen Este; Career: 3 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Matt Kirk

Points—Season: 16 at Princeton; Career: at Princeton (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 9 vs. Anderson; Career: 9 vs. Anderson (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Anderson; Career: 3 vs. Anderson (2016-17)

 

Kyle Minton

Points—Season: 3 vs. Anderson; Career: 3 vs. Anderson (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 3 vs. Glen Este; Career: 3 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 1 twice (2016-17)

 

Hunter Pollitt

Points—Season: 4 vs. Glen Este; Career: 4 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 2 twice; Career: 2 twice (2016-17)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Wes Reid

Points—Season: 20 vs. Sycamore; Career: 20 vs. Sycamore (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 8 vs. Sycamore; Career: 8 vs. Sycamore (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 3 twice; Career: 3 five times

 

Jacob Riesenberg

Points—Season: 14 vs. Anderson; Career: 14 vs. Anderson (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 11 vs. Glen Este; Career: 11 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Anderson; Career: 3 vs. Anderson (2016-17)

 

Aaron Salva

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: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A