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Girls Hoops Closes Regular Season With Senior Night On Monday

Posted on: February 11, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: In a match-up that was postponed last week because of inclement weather, the Milford High School girls basketball team will wrap up the regular season when it hosts Kings on Monday night. The Senior Night contest will tip off at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles are looking to build on the momentum of a come-from-behind win over Withrow on Saturday afternoon that pushed the Eagles’ record to 7-14 on the year. Prior to Monday’s tip, Milford’s senior class of Kyrsten Brown, Brookelyn Edgar, Maddie Plucinski, Sydney Poleski and Bryn Rolfsen will be honored for their contributions the Eagles’ program.

 

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 10 at Withrow: Milford 34, Withrow 32

 

GAME REWIND

Milford used a 16-0 run in the second half to overcome an 11-point deficit and pull off a come-from-behind 34-32 win over Withrow. The Eagles really turned up the defensive pressure, forcing 13 Tigers’ turnovers in the final quarter and a half. Withrow had a chance to tie the game, but Desire Oats’ jumper at the buzzer rimmed out, allowing Milford to escape with the win.

 

RECORDS

Milford 7-14, 2-11 ECC

Withrow 2-19, 0-14 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 9 points, 5 steals

Abby Thierauf 8 points, 5 rebounds

 

Withrow

Te’a Freeman 8 points

Kimaya Grace 6 points, 7 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The Eagles’ .318 shooting percentage was the team’s highest since shooting .333 in back-to-back games against Anderson and Loveland, a span of six games.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

  • Monday, Feb. 12 vs. Kings, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 10-11, 6-7 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Carolyn Bruns (10.9 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Kings 36, Milford 21

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (7.3), Morgan Hills (6.9), Ali Kirk (5.4)

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

Rebounds per game: Abby Thierauf (6.1), Ali Kirk (4.8), Azyiah Williams (3.4)

Steals: Azyaih Williams (38), Ali Kirk (33), Bryn Rolfsen (20)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (37), Carlie Duesing (7), Maddie Plucinski (4)

Field goal percentage: Abby Thierauf (.344), Carlie Duesing/Maddie Plucinski (.342)

Three-point percentage: Ali Kirk (.353), Morgan Hills (.305), Bryn Rolfsen (.250)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.806), Azyiah Williams (.657), Maddie Plucinski (.609)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills is the 2017-18 ECC Champions after finishing the regular season unbeaten in league play at 14-0. West Clermont finished second at 11-3 with Loveland in third at 10-4.

 

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 four times; Career: 1 four 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)