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Girls Hoops Hosts Loveland Saturday For Senior Night

Posted on: February 2, 2019

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

  • Record: 8-10, 3-8 ECC
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (12.4 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (6.2 rpg)

 

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. Loveland, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 13-5, 6-4 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Junior Jillian Hayes (17.1 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Loveland 60, Milford 47

 

THANK YOU SENIORS: Senior Night will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 2 prior to the Eagles’ 7:30 p.m. match-up with Loveland. Prior to tipoff, the senior class of Emily Bientz, Morgan Hills, Ali Kirk and Caitlin Wiscombe will be honored for their contributions to Milford Basketball over the past four years.

 

A LOOK BACK: January 21 at Oak Hills: Oak Hills 42, Milford 33

 

GAME REWIND

Milford was held to a season-low 19 percent shooting from the field as they fell to Oak Hills 42-33.  After being held to single digits scoring in each of the first three quarters and trailing by 12 after three periods, the Eagles tried to make a game of it in the fourth, clawing within three points on an Azyiah Williams three with 2:17 left to play. But the Highlanders scored eight of the night’s final 10 points to put the victory on ice.

 

RECORDS

Milford 8-9

Oak Hills 8-7

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Ali Kirk 18 points, 6 rebounds

Azyiah Williams 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals

 

Oak Hills

Dy’Jha Armfield 20 points, 6 rebounds, 8 steals

Kelsey Listerman 10 points, 5 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Senior Ali Kirk played one of the best games of her career, finishing with a personal-best 18 points and grabbing six rebounds.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

January 26 at Anderson: Anderson 41, Milford 38 (OT)

 

GAME REWIND

Milford saw a six point fourth quarter lead disappear and lost a chance at the end of regulation on a bizarre play as the Eagles fell in overtime to Anderson, 41-38. Trailing 30-24 just over a minute into the final period, the Redskins ripped off six straight points to tie the game for the fourth time. The score remained tied at 36 through the final 2:16 of the game, setting the stage for a tight finish. With clock winding towards zero, Azyiah Williams put up the potential game-winning shot, only to see the ball lodge between the backboard and the rim. In the OT, Anderson’s Elizabeth Homan hit a three-pointer just over two minutes in that would provide the home team all the points it would need.

 

RECORDS

Milford 8-10, 3-8 ECC

Anderson 13-4, 6-4 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists

Abby Thierauf 10 points, 3 steals

Ali Kirk 7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals

 

Anderson

Karley Steinher 13 points, 11 rebounds

Mackenzie Burdick 7 points, 14 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: In an up and down season, junior Abby Thierauf had one of her best games of the season, making 5 of 9 shots to match her season-best of 10 points.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (12.4), Paige Ayler (7.3), Morgan Hills (5.8)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.7), Paige Ayler (1.2), Ali Kirk (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (6.2), Ali Kirk (4.4), Carlie Duesing (4.0)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (45), Ali Kirk (28), Carlie Duesing (22)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (13), Carlie Duesing (10), Caitlin Wiscombe (8)

Field goal percentage: Paige Ayler (.435), Azyiah Williams (.395), Abby Thierauf (.377)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.333), Paige Ayler (.295), Morgan Hills (.255)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.789), Paige Ayler (.735), Morgan Hills (.677)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills remains unbeaten in league action at 11-0 and has opened a three-game lead over West Clermont. Kings sits just one game behind the Wolves at 7-4. Anderson and Loveland are next, each at 6-4, with Milford (3-8), Turpin (1-9) and Withrow (0-10) rounding out the standings. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Saturday-Loveland at Milford, Anderson at Withrow, West Clermont at Kings and Turpin at Walnut Hills.

 

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: 5 five times; Career: 5 five times (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 twice; Career: 6 vs. Shroder (2017-18)

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

Rebounds—Season: 7 at Turpin; Career: 7 twice

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

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