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First Week Of Girls Hoops Season Continues With Wednesday Home Game, Start To ECC Play

Posted on: November 28, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: A second straight home game, along with the tipoff To Eastern Cincinnati Conference play are on tap for the remainder of this week for the Milford High School girls basketball team. An almost entirely new roster for the Eagles has been very competitive in the first two games of the year, but they will head into Wednesday night’s home game against Hillsboro seeking win number one of the year. The open to ECC play features a Saturday matinee at Anderson, a squad Milford has defeated in four straight meetings.

 

A LOOK BACK: November 25 at McNicholas: McNicholas 58, Milford 38

 

GAME REWIND

Milford and McNicholas played to a 25-all halftime tie and traded the lead 10 times before the Rockets pulled away late in the third quarter and ultimately to a 58-38 win in the season-opener for both squads. After an Ali Kirk jumper at the 2:21 mark of the third quarter brought the Eagles within one, McNick closed the period on an 8-0 run before pulling away in the fourth period, a stanza that saw Milford make just 2 of 8 from the floor.

 

RECORDS

Milford 0-1

McNicholas 1-0

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Morgan Hills 12 points, 4 rebounds

Abby Thierauf 8 points, 6 rebounds

Azyiah Williams 6 points, 6 assists

 

McNicholas

Emily Byrne 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists

Julie Brune 13 points

Liz Huber 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Five of the six Eagles that scored points either established new career-highs or scored their first career varsity points, including senior Bryn Rolfsen with nine points.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

November 27 vs. Northwest: Northwest 52, Milford 48

 

GAME REWIND

Milford held a 10-point lead early in the second half, but Northwest overcame the deficit and outscored the Eagles 12-7 in the fourth quarter to earn a 52-48 win in the Mercy Health Tipoff Classic. Kyrsten Brown tied the score with 2:09 to play, but the Eagles were held scoreless for the balance of the night, as game MVP Sante Williams sealed the Knights’ win with four free throws down the stretch.

 

RECORDS

Milford 0-2

Northwest 1-0

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Morgan Hills 14 points

Azyiah Williams 14 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds

Abby Thierauf 14 rebounds

 

Northwest

Sante Williams 15 points, 6 rebounds

Britnie Grant 12 points, 12 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Sophomore Abby Thierauf’s 14 rebounds were a career-high and were the most since Olivia Redrow had the same amount on Feb. 11, 2017 against Withrow.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 vs. Hillsboro, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 1-0
    • Top Scorer: N/A
    • Last Meeting: N/A
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 at Anderson, 2:00 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 0-1, 0-0 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Returning Scorer: Freshman Elizabeth Homan (7.1 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2016-17; Milford 49, Anderson 25 & Milford 47, Anderson 39

 

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

Points per game: Morgan Hills (13.0), Azyiah Williams (10.0), Bryn Rolfsen (6.5)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (3.5), Abby Thierauf (2.0), Bryn Rolfsen (1.5)

Rebounds per game: Abby Thierauf (10.0), Azyiah Williams (5.0), Ali Kirk (4.5)

Steals: Ali Kirk (3), Five Tied (1)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (5)

Field goal percentage: Azyiah Williams (.500), Kyrsten Brown (.429), Morgan Hills (.357)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.400), Morgan Hills (.353), Bryn Rolfsen (.222)

Free throw percentage: Azyiah Williams (.667), Three tied (.500)

 

POLL WATCH: Milford did not receive any votes in the most recent Division I area coaches’ poll sponsored by the Cincinnati Enquirer and released on Nov. 27. Mount Notre Dame continues to be the No. 1 choice according to the coaches, earning 12 of the 16 first place votes that were cast. Mason and Lakota West, in second and third, each received two first place votes, with McAuley and the ECC’s Walnut Hills wrapping up the top-five. The ECC is also represented in the top-10 by West Clermont (6th) and Kings (9th), with Turpin and Loveland in the others receiving votes section. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Emily Bientz

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Kyrsten Brown

Points—Season: 6 vs. Northwest; Career: 6 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 4 vs. Northwest; Career: 4 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

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

 

Izzy Dadosky

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Carlie Duesing

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Brookelyn Edgar

Points—Season: 1 vs. Northwest; Career: 1 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 1 at McNicholas; Career: 1 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Hannah Gallimore

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Morgan Hills

Points—Season: 14 vs. Northwest; Career: 14 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 4 at McNicholas; Career: 4 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 at McNicholas; Career: 1 at McNicholas (2017-18)

 

Ali Kirk

Points—Season: 7 vs. Northwest; Career: 7 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 6 vs. Northwest; Career: 6 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 2 at Anderson (2016-17)

 

Maddie Plucinski

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: 2 twice; Career: 2 twice (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 2 at McNicholas; Career: 2 at McNicholas (2017-18)

 

Sydney Poleski

Points—Season: 1 at McNicholas; Career: 1 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 1 at McNicholas; Career: 1 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Bryn Rolfsen

Points—Season: 9 at McNicholas; Career: 9 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 4 at McNicholas; Career: 7 vs. Oak Hills (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 at McNicholas; Career: 2 three times

 

Abby Thierauf

Points—Season: 8 at McNicholas; Career: 8 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 14 vs. Northwest; Career: 14 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 2 twice (2017-18)

 

Caitlyn Wiscombe

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Azyiah Williams

Points—Season: 14 vs. Northwest; Career: 14 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 6 at McNicholas; Career: 6 at McNicholas (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 6 vs. Northwest; Career: 6 vs. Northwest (2017-18)