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Girls Basketball Hosts Clark Montessori Saturday In 2018 Finale

Posted on: December 27, 2018

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

  • Record: 3-6, 1-5 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (11.9 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (4.7 rpg)

 

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

  • Saturday, Dec. 29 vs. Clark Montessori, 2:00 p.m.
    • Record: 5-3, 4-3 MVC (RV Division III area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Returning Scorer: Senior Dasia Thornton (19.9 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 43, Clark Montessori 39

 

A LOOK BACK: December 19 at Walnut Hills: Walnut Hills 48, Milford 23

 

GAME REWIND

Battling against one of the area’s best teams, Milford saw Walnut Hills lead from start to finish in a 48-23 victory in the first of two Battle of the ECC’s Eagles for the season. Milford was as close as 7-4 early in the contest, but a 12-0 Walnut run through the midpoint of the second period put the home team in firm control.

 

RECORDS

Milford 2-6, 1-5 ECC

Walnut Hills 8-0, 6-0 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 7 points

Paige Ayler 2 points, 10 rebounds

 

Walnut Hills

Sean Kelly Darks 15 points, 9 rebounds

Kennedi Myles 6 points, 10 rebounds

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

December 22 at Shroder: Milford 64, Shroder 10

 

GAME REWIND

Milford was dominant against an overmatched Shroder team as the Eagles rolled to a 64-10 victory. The Eagle defense was relentless, causing 35 turnovers that led to 42 points and winning the rebounding battle 41-17. Milford rounded up 24 offensive rebounds, turning those into 14 second chance points, while also swiping 22 steals.

 

RECORDS

Milford 3-6

Shroder 2-8

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals

Ali Kirk 11 points, 7 steals

Paige Ayler 11 points (5 of 5 shooting)

Carlie Duesing 3 points, 10 rebounds

 

Shroder

Shatia Payne 4 points, 4 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The lopsided Eagle victory produced a trio of notable feats:

  • The 64 points were the most by a Milford team since a 74-60 loss to Princeton in the 2016-17 season opener
  • The 54 point margin of victory was the most since a 73-20 win over Northwest in 2013-14
  • The 10 points allowed were the fewest since a 42-19 victory over Walnut Hills in the second game of the 2011-12 campaign

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (11.9), Paige Ayler (6.1), Morgan Hills (5.8)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.6), Paige Ayler (1.2), Morgan Hills (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (4.7), Ali Kirk/Carlie Duesing (4.0)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (20), Ali Kirk (14), Caitlin Wiscombe (13)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (9), Caitlin Wiscombe (6), Carlie Duesing (5)

Field goal percentage: Paige Ayler (.500), Azyiah Williams (.468), Emily Bientz (.438)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.360), Paige Ayler (.353), Abby Thierauf (.250)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.778), Paige Ayler (.722), Azyiah Williams (.703)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills remains undefeated in league play at 6-0 and has a one-game lead over Loveland in the battle for the top spot. Kings and West Clermont, each at 4-2 are also in the hunt. The league will resume conference play on January 5.

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles did not receive any votes in the weekly Cincinnati Enquirer area Division I coaches’ poll. Mount Notre Dame continues to the No. 1 ranked team, earning 12 of the 16 first place votes. ECC member Walnut Hills is second with three top nods. The rest of top-five includes Princeton (one vote), Lakota West and Mason. The ECC is also represented by Loveland in sixth, with Kings and Anderson among others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Paige Ayler

Points—Season: 13 vs. Withrow; Career: 13 vs. Withrow (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 10 at Walnut Hills; Career: 10 at Walnut Hills (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 3 twice; Career: 3 twice (2018-19)

 

Emily Bientz

Points—Season: 7 at Shroder; Career: 7 at Shroder (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 4 at Shroder; Career: 4 at Shroder (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 five times; Career: 1 five times (2018-19)

 

Carlie Duesing

Points—Season: 6 at Walnut Hills; Career: 8 at Hughes (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 10 at Shroder; Career: 10 at Shroder (2018-19)

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

Blocks—Season: 3 vs. Withrow; Career: 3 vs. Withrow (2018-19)

 

Kaitlyn Geis

Points—Season: 5 four times; Career: 5 four times (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 4 at West Clermont; Career: 4 at West Clermont (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 four times; Career: 1 four times (2018-19)

Steals—Season: 4 at Winton Woods; Career: 4 at Winton Woods (2018-19)

 

Olivia Gentry

Points—Season: 2 at Loveland; Career: 2 at Loveland (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Morgan Hills

Points—Season: 9 at Kings; Career: 14 twice (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 at Winton Woods; Career: 6 vs. Withrow (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 4 at Hughes (2017-18)

 

Ali Kirk

Points—Season: 11 at Shroder; Career: 14 vs. Hillsboro (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 9 at Loveland; Career: 10 at Clark Montessori (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 four times; Career: 3 at Madeira (2017-18)

Steals—Season: 7 at Shroder; Career: 7 at Shroder (2018-19)

 

Kaylie McKenney

Points—Season: 2 at Shroder; Career: 2 at Shroder (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 3 at Shroder; Career: 3 at Shroder (2018-19)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Abby Thierauf

Points—Season: 10 vs. McNicholas; Career: 14 at Hughes (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 6 vs. Withrow; Career: 14 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 2 six times (2017-18)

Blocks—Season: 3 twice; Career: 6 vs. Shroder (2017-18)

 

Caitlin Wiscombe

Points—Season: 5 vs. McNIcholas; Career: 13 vs. Winton Woods (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 at Winton Woods; Career: 5 twice

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 5 at Hughes (2017-18)

 

Azyiah Williams

Points—Season: 22 at West Clermont; Career: 22 at West Clermont (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 4 twice; Career: 7 at Turpin (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 6 at Loveland; Career: 6 twice

Steals—Season: 5 at Shroder; 10 at Hughes (2017-18)