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Girls Basketball Travels To Clark Montessori For Wednesday Night Game

Posted on: December 18, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: The Milford High School girls basketball team will look to return to winning ways in its last game before Christmas this Wednesday night at Clark Montessori. The Eagles stand at just 1-7 on the year, but will look to snatch a win at Clark during a 6 p.m. tipoff on Erie Ave. Milford wraps up the 2017 portion of the schedule at home next Thursday night against Shroder.

 

A LOOK BACK: December 13 vs. Turpin: Turpin 35, Milford 21

 

GAME REWIND

In a game where offense was at a premium, Turpin turned 17 offensive rebounds into seven second-chance points, leading the Spartans to a 35-21 win over Milford. The Eagles were limited to just 17 percent shooting from the floor but cranked up the defense to allow the Spartans only 24 percent shooting.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-6, 0-4 ECC

Turpin 5-2, 1-2 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Morgan Hills 7 points, 5 rebounds

Abby Thierauf 7 rebounds, 3 blocks

 

Turpin

Ellie Holt 11 points

Savanna Hazenfield 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Junior Morgan Hills passed out a career-high three assists in the defeat.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

December 15 vs. West Clermont: West Clermont 64, Milford 32

 

GAME REWIND

West Clermont proved to me too much for the Eagles in the first-ever meeting between Milford and the new Eastern Cincinnati Conference member school as the Wolves doubled up the Eagles 64-32. After a rough start, the Eagles stayed close in the second quarter before WC ultimately pulled away after the half.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-7, 0-5 ECC

West Clermont 5-1, 4-0 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Ali Kirk 6 points, 4 rebounds

Morgan Hills 6 points

Azyiah Williams 6 points

 

West Clermont

Dakota Reeves 21 points, 5 steals

Jasmine Hale 13 points, 8 rebounds

Kaylin Burdick 10 points, 10 rebounds

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Clark Montessori, 6:00 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 6-1, 5-1 MVC (8th Division III area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Dasia Thornton (12.5 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: N/A

 

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

Points per game: Morgan Hills (9.0), Azyiah Williams (6.4), Ali Kirk (6.0)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (1.9), Abby Thierauf (1.0), Morgan Hills (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Abby Thierauf (6.6), Ali Kirk (5.0), Azyiah Williams (3.4)

Steals: Bryn Rolfsen/Azyiah Williams (9), Ali Kirk (8)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (11), Carlie Duesing/Morgan Hills (2)

Field goal percentage: Azyiah Williams (.317), Morgan Hills (.316), Ali Kirk (.304)

Three-point percentage: Ali Kirk (.429), Morgan Hills (.302), Caitlyn Wiscombe (.250)

Free throw percentage: Maddie Plucinski (.714), Ali Kirk (.611), Azyiah Williams (.571)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: A highly competitive start to the conference season features three teams that are currently undefeated in ECC play. Loveland is showing the way at 5-0 with West Clermont 4-0 and Walnut Hills 3-0. A resurgent Anderson squad, after finishing 1-22 and 0-14 in the ECC last year, has started 3-1 in league play. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Saturday-Walnut Hills at Anderson.

 

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 Dec. 18. Mount Notre Dame continues to be the No. 1 choice according to the coaches, but holds just a one point advantage over second place Lakota West. The 17 first place votes this week were broken down as follows: Mount Notre Dame 10, Lakota West 6 and McAuley 1. Mason is third this week with McAuley and the ECC’s Walnut Hills completing the top-five. The ECC is also represented by West Clermont in sixth, and Loveland in eighth, along with Kings and Turpin in others 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 vs. Northwest; Career: 6 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 9 at Anderson; Career: 9 at Anderson (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: 5 at Anderson; Career: 4 vs. Hillsboro (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Brookelyn Edgar

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

Rebounds—Season: 1 three times; Career: 1 three times (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 twice; Career: 4 twice (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Turpin; Career: 3 vs. Turpin (2017-18)

 

Ali Kirk

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

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

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

 

Maddie Plucinski

Points—Season: 4 twice; Career: 4 twice (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 2 five times; Career: 2 five times (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 twice; Career: 1 twice (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 twice; 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 three times; Career: 2 three times (2017-18)

 

Caitlyn Wiscombe

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

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

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)