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GIRLS BOWLING CLINCHES ECC CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on: February 6, 2018

ECC CHAMPIONS!   Milford’s girls bowling program has won their second consecutive Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship!  Milford finished a perfect 12-0 in the ECC. 

Milford pulled ahead into first place in the ECC in December after two wins over rival West Clermont.  The Lady Eagles pulled out the first win over the Wolves on Dec. 11 with just 33 pins to spare, 2337-2304.  A total team effort led Milford to a sweep of West Clermont and first place in the conference on Dec. 12, as the Eagles defeated the Wolves once again, 2416-2255.

This year’s title follows the 2016-2017 conference championship, when Milford finished 11-1 I the ECC and shared the title with the former Glen Este. The Lady Eagles suffered their lone conference loss when they split the series with the Trojans.  Milford battled back in the second meeting of the teams and defeated the Trojans for the first time ever.  In a classic, Milford won at home by just 8 pins, 2348-2340, to hang on for a share of first place.

 

UNDEFEATED OVERALL SEASON?  The Eagles have just one more regular season opponent on the schedule.  This week Milford will celebrate seniors Megan Cannon, Jessica Haines and MacKenzie Mason at Cherry Grove Lanes for the regular season finale with Clark Montessori.  With a win, the Eagles will complete the regular season with a perfect 19-0 overall record.

 

A LOOK BACK:  MacKenzie Mason had a record breaking day as Milford defeated Mason by over 900 pins, 2582-1673 on Mon., Jan. 29.  The senior set a new school record for single high game, as her 289 in the first game of the match surpassed the previous single game record of 269 set by teammate Jessica Haines in the 2016-2017 season.  Mason’s two game series total for the day was 488, just 3 pins shy of a new series record. Reaghan Kaylor’s 233 game and 391 series were personal bests in her freshman season as well.  Jessica Haines (380), Reagan Hodges (284) and Jessica Norman’s 189 in game two helped the Eagles crush the Comets in the first of three competitions for the week.

A 2258-1894 victory on Tues., Jan. 20 was the first of two wins over the ECC’s Kings. Haines led the Eagles with a 365 high series, followed by Mason’s 339.  Kaylor (301) and Megan Cannon (296) each bowled in two games while a 209 from Reagan Hodges helped Milford to a 2150-1854 victory. 

The final conference victory solidified a conference championship as the Eagles finished the season undefeated in the ECC.  Milford finished a perfect 12-0 in the conference following another victory over Kings, 2365-1959.  Mason recorded a 423 high series for the Eagles, including the high game of 245 while Haines was close behind with a series of 414, and Kaylor contributed a 320 series.  Hodges (145) and Norman (140) each played a part with single games.

 

A LOOK AHEAD:  The Eagles will wrap up the regular season at home, hosting Clark Montessori at Cherry Grove Lanes.  Seniors Megan Cannon, Jessica Haines and MacKenzie Mason will be recognized prior to the final home match of the season.

  • Wednesday, 2/7:          Clark Montessori School @ Milford, Cherry Grove Lanes, 3:30 pm

The team will then turn their attention to the OHSAA Sectional Tournament, to be held on Thurs., Feb. 22nd.

 

INSIDE THE ECC: With a perfect 12-0 record in the ECC, Milford has secured their second ECC championship.  With a few conference matches yet to play, West Clermont follows at 7-3 with Walnut Hills close behind at 6-4. Turpin and Anderson (both 4-6), Loveland (2-8) and Kings (1-9) round out the ECC standings. Milford’s team average rose to 813.3, a large margin ahead of West Clermont’s fell to 760.1.

Five of the Lady Eagles are among the individual leaders within the top ten of the ECC, with Jessica Haines leading the league for overall average and MacKenzie Mason leading the league in high game and high series:

Megan Cannon: series high (t-9th – 391)

Jessica Haines: overall average (1st – 189.3); high game (2nd – 248); series high (2nd – 448)

Reaghan Kaylor: high game (7th – 233); series high (t-9th – 391)

MacKenzie Mason:  overall average (7th – 171.3); high game (1st – 289); series high (1st – 488)

Jessica Norman: overall average (10th – 160.7); high game (4th – 241); series high (4th – 431)

Find ECC standings and statistics HERE.

 

 POLL WATCH: Milford’s girls bowling team held onto the sixth position in week twelve of the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll.  Seton held at the top of the most recent poll, while Northwest and Fairfield moved up to second and third respectively.  Lebanon is now tied in fourth with Mercy, who last week was ranked second. West Clermont, previously ranked tenth, fell out of the poll but received eleven votes and were joined by Walnut Hills (3).  Click HERE for the most recent area coaches’ poll.