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Girls Basketball Heads To Withrow For Saturday Matinee

Posted on: February 8, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: After winter weather forced the postponement of its mid-week game, the Milford High School girls basketball team will travel to Withrow for a Saturday afternoon contest in its only game of the week. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. Milford’s Senior Night contest against Kings has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 12. Milford brings a 6-14 record into the match-up with the Tigers.

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles will open OHSAA Tournament play on Thursday, Feb. 15 when they take on Mount Healthy at Lakota East High School. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Click here to see Milford’s sectional tournament draw.

 

A LOOK BACK: February 1 at Madeira: Maderia 45, Milford 36

 

GAME REWIND

Milford held a 22-19 halftime lead, but was limited to just three points in the fourth quarter as Maderia earned a come-from-behind 45-36 win over the Eagles. MHS battled back in the fourth, but could get no closer than six points in the final quarter as the Amazons completed their Senior Night victory.

 

RECORDS

Milford 6-13

Madeira 14-4

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Morgan Hills 9 points

Abby Thierauf 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks

 

Madeira

Carly Scott 16 points, 13 rebounds

Mary Englert 16 points, 12 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Senior Bryn Rolfsen narrowly missed a career-best in rebounds, finishing with a season-high six.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

February 3 vs. Walnut Hills: Walnut Hills 58, Milford 28

 

GAME REWIND

Walnut Hills enjoyed a 23-5 scoring advantage in the first quarter en route to a 58-28 win over Milford. Trailing big at the half, Milford posted an outstanding third quarter, outscoring its adversary 19-7 to pull closer. But Walnut finished with a 12-2 fourth quarter scoring edge to pull away.

 

RECORDS

Milford 6-14, 1-11 ECC

Turpin 10-8, 4-6 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 13 points, 5 rebounds

 

Walnut Hills

Sean Kelly Darks 14 points, 5 steals

Zuri Williams 11 points, 8 rebounds

Regan Anderson 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Azyiah Williams reached double figures for the second time in three games and is averaging 11 points per game over her last three contests.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 10 at Withrow, 2:00 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 2-16, 0-12 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Jaenay Hines (6.6 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 48, Withrow 40

 

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

Points per game: Morgan Hills/Azyiah Williams (7.2), Ali Kirk (5.3)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.1), Bryn Rolfsen (1.1), Abby Thierauf (0.9)

Rebounds per game: Abby Thierauf (6.2), Ali Kirk (4.8), Azyiah Williams (3.5)

Steals: Azyaih Williams (33), Ali Kirk(32), Bryn Rolfsen (19)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (35), Carlie Duesing (6), Morgan Hills/Maddie Plucinski/Azyiah Williams (3)

Field goal percentage: Carlie Duesing (.351), Abby Thierauf (.341), Azyiah Williams (.327)

Three-point percentage: Ali Kirk (.333), Morgan Hills (.319), Bryn Rolfsen (.286)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.806), Azyiah Williams (.688), Maddie Plucinski (.684)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills has clinchedthe 2017-18 ECC Championship after its Wednesday night win over Loveland. The schedule for ECC conference games over the next week includes: Saturday-Milford at Withrow, Walnut Hills at Kings, Turpin at Anderson and Loveland at West Clermont; Monday-Kings at Milford.

 

The schedule for ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 4 Walnut Hills vs. No. 29 Harrison (Feb. 17, 1:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 6 Loveland vs. winner of No. 7 West Clermont-No. 17 Hamilton (Feb. 22, 6:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 7 West Clermont vs. No. 17 Hamilton (Feb. 17, 5:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 13 Turpin vs. No. 14 Ursuline (Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m. at Lakota East), No. 16 Kings vs. No. 8 Princeton (Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 20 Anderson vs. No. 15 Anderson (Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Lakota East), No. 26 Milford vs. No. 25 Mount Healthy (Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. at Lakota East) and No. 31 Withrow vs. No. 1 Lakota West (Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m. at Lakota East).

 

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 Feb. 5. Lakota West continues to show the way at the top of the rankings with 14 of the 15 first place votes that were cast. The remainder of this week’s top-five includes Mason, Mount Notre Dame, Walnut Hills from the ECC with the other first place vote and McAuley. Other ECC teams include Loveland in sixth, West Clermont in seventh and Turpin and Kings, each receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Emily Bientz

Points—Season: 4 at Walnut Hills; Career: 4 at Walnut Hills (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Kyrsten Brown

Points—Season: 6 twice; Career: 6 twice (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 9 at Anderson; Career: 9 at Anderson (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 1 four times

 

Izzy Dadosky

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: 3 at Hughes; Career: 3 at Hughes (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Carlie Duesing

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

Rebounds—Season: 5 at Hughes; Career: 5 at Hughes (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 three times; Career: 1 three times (2017-18)

 

Brookelyn Edgar

Points—Season: 5 vs. Withrow; Career: 5 vs. Withrow (2017-18)

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

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

 

Hannah Gallimore

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

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

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Morgan Hills

Points—Season: 14 twice; Career: 14 twice (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: 4 at Hughes; Career: 4 at Hughes (2017-18)

 

Ali Kirk

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

Rebounds—Season: 10 at Clark Montessori; Career: 10 at Clark Montessori (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 3 at Madeira; Career: 3 at Madeira (2017-18)

 

Maddie Plucinski

Points—Season: 11 twice; Career: 11 twice (2017-18)

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

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

 

Sydney Poleski

Points—Season: 2 at Loveland; Career: 2 at Loveland (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Bryn Rolfsen

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

Rebounds—Season: 6 at Madeira; Career: 7 vs. Oak Hills (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 3 twice; Career: 3 twice (2017-18)

 

Abby Thierauf

Points—Season: 14 at Hughes; Career: 14 at Hughes (2017-18)

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

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

Blocks—Season: 6 vs. Shroder; Career: 6 vs. Shroder (2017-18)

 

Caitlyn Wiscombe

Points—Season: 13 vs. Winton Woods; Career: 13 vs. Winton Woods (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Turpin; Career: 5 vs. Turpin (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 5 at Hughes; Career: 5 at Hughes (2017-18)

 

Azyiah Williams

Points—Season: 15 at Turpin; Career: 15 at Turpin (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 7 at Turpin; Career: 7 at Turpin (2017-18)

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

Steals—Season: 10 at Hughes; 10 at Hughes (2017-18)