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Girls Hoops Closes Regular Season With Busy Three-Game Week

Posted on: February 4, 2019

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

  • Record: 8-11, 3-9 ECC
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (13.1 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (6.0 rpg)

 

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

  • Monday, Feb. 4 vs. Little Miami, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 15-5, 10-1 SWOC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Kaitlyn Simpkins (13.6 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2011-12; Milford 48, Little Miami 39 & Milford 55, Little Miami 30
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 vs. Walnut Hills, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 19-1, 12-0 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Junior Sean Kelly Darks (17.2 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Walnut Hills 48, Milford 23
  • Saturday, Feb. 9 vs. Turpin, 2:00 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 3-16, 1-10 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Junior Olivia Hamilton (10.8 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Milford 34, Turpin 27

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles will open OHSAA Tournament play on Saturday, Feb. 16 when they take on Harrison at Lakota East High School. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. Click here to view the District I Sectional Brackets.

 

A LOOK BACK: February 2 at Milford: Loveland 69, Milford 50

 

GAME REWIND

Milford fell behind early and could never catch up as Loveland knocked off the Eagles on Senior Night by a 69-50 score. The Tigers started hot from behind the arc early, hitting a trio of triples to take a 16-2 lead. Loveland played with a double figure lead for the majority of the game with Milford getting as close as seven late in the second quarter.

 

RECORDS

Milford 8-11, 3-9 ECC

Loveland 14-5, 7-4 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 26 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals

Kaitlyn Geis 10 points

Carlie Duesing 2 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks

 

Loveland

Jillian Hayes 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals

Kate Garry 14 points

Jenna Batsch 12 points, 4 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: It was a career night for sophomore Azyiah Williams as she notched a new career-high with 26 points, while matching her best with seven boards. Her scoring output was the most by a Milford player since Tori Gilman scored 29 points in the 2016-17 season opener against Princeton. Junior Kaitlyn Geis also set a new career scoring high, doubling her previous best of five points.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (13.1), Paige Ayler (6.9), Morgan Hills (5.6)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.8), Paige Ayler (1.2), Ali Kirk (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (6.0), Ali Kirk (4.4), Carlie Duesing (4.2)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (49), Ali Kirk (29), Carlie Duesing (22)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (16), Carlie Duesing (12), Caitlin Wiscombe (8)

Field goal percentage: Paige Ayler (.423), Azyiah Williams (.410), Carlie Duesing (.370)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.337), Paige Ayler (.289), Morgan Hills (.241)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.760), Paige Ayler (.735), Morgan Hills (.667)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills has wrapped up its third straight ECC Championship and are unbeaten in league play at 12-0. The race for second remains tight with Kings and West Clermont tied at 8-4 and Anderson and Loveland just behind, each 7-4. Milford is next at 3-9, with Turpin (1-10) and Withrow (0-11) rounding out the standings. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Monday-Loveland at Anderson; Wednesday-Walnut Hills at Milford, West Clermont at Anderson, Withrow at Loveland and Kings at Turpin; Thursday-Withrow at Turpin; Saturday-Turpin at Milford, Anderson at Kings, Walnut Hills at Withrow and Loveland at West Clermont.

 

The schedule for ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 3 Walnut Hills vs. No. 28 Seton (Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 7 West Clermont vs. No. 26 Colerain (Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m. at Lakota East), No. 8 Loveland vs. No. 15 Kings (Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 12 Anderson vs. winner of No. 11 Little Miami-No. 16 Oak Hills (Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m. at Lakota East), No. 20 Milford vs. No. 22 Harrison (Feb. 16, 4:00 p.m. at Lakota East), No. 25 Turpin vs. winner of No. 5 Princeton-No. 14 Ursuline (Feb. 16, 4:00 p.m. at Sycamore) and No. 29 Withrow vs. winner of No. 2 Lakota West-No. 31 Talawanda (Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. at Lakota East).

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Paige Ayler

Points—Season: 21 at Withrow; Career: 21 at Withrow (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 10 three times; Career: 10 three times (2018-19)

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

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

Double-doubles—Season: 1; Career: 1

 

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 eight times; Career: 1 eight times (2018-19)

 

Carlie Duesing

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

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

Assists—Season: 2 vs. Clark Montessori; Career: 2 vs. Clark Montessori (2018-19)

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

Steals—Season: 4 vs. Clark Montessori; Career: 4 vs. Clark Montessori (2018-19)

 

Kaitlyn Geis

Points—Season: 10 vs. Loveland; Career: 10 vs. Loveland (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 2 twice (2018-19)

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

 

Olivia Gentry

Points—Season: 4 vs. Clark Montessori; Career: 4 vs. Clark Montessori (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Madalyn Hills

Points—Season: 4 vs. Clark Montessori; Career: 4 vs. Clark Montessori (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

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

 

Morgan Hills

Points—Season: 16 vs. West Clermont; Career: 16 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)

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

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

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

 

Ali Kirk

Points—Season: 18 at Oak Hills; Career: 18 at Oak Hills (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 3 at Madeira (2017-18)

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

 

Kaylie McKenney

Points—Season: 2 three times; Career: 2 three times (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: 1 at Hillsboro; Career: 1 at Hillsboro (2018-19)

 

Devin Morris

Points— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Abby Thierauf

Points—Season: 10 twice; Career: 14 at Hughes (2017-18)

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

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

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

Steals—Season: 3 at Anderson; Career: 3 at Anderson (2018-19)

 

Caitlin Wiscombe

Points—Season: 6 at Hillsboro; Career: 13 vs. Winton Woods (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 8 vs. West Clermont; Career: 8 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)

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

Steals—Season: 3 vs. West Clermont; Career: 3 vs. West Clermont (2018-19)

 

Azyiah Williams

Points—Season: 26 vs. Loveland; Career: 26 vs. Loveland (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 7 twice; Career: 7 three times

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

Steals—Season: 6 at Oak Hills; 10 at Hughes (2017-18)