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Girls Hoops Looks To Bounce Back Against Winton Woods, Turpin

Posted on: January 23, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: The Milford High School girls basketball team will look to return to its winning ways when it return to the hardwood for a pair of match-ups this week. After winning four of five from late December through early January, the Eagles are now looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Milford enters the week 5-11 overall and 1-9 in Eastern Cincinnati Conference play and will search for its next win in a non-conference Wednesday night home date with Winton Woods, coached by former Xavier University star Gary Lumpkin. Then, Saturday is the annual Game of Hope at Turpin, with tip-off slated for 2 p.m.


A LOOK BACK: January 17 at Loveland: Loveland 62, Milford 43



A talented Loveland team proved to be too much for Milford as the Tigers stopped the Eagles 62-43. After being doubled up by the Tigers earlier in the year, the Eagles played one of the ECC’s frontrunners closer this time, including a 19-point fourth quarter scoring performance.



Milford 5-10, 1-8 ECC

Loveland 12-1, 7-1 ECC




Ali Kirk 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals



Jillian Hayes 13 points

Kate Garry 9 points


NUGGET OF NOTE: Milford made a season-high 16 free throws on a season-best 22 attempts for a 72.7%, the second-highest mark of the year from the line for the Eagles.




January 20 at West Clermont: West Clermont 82, Milford 26



A tough week for the Eagles came to an end as West Clermont rolled past Milford by an 82-26 score. After staying within eight in the first quarter, the Wolves dominated the second period to pull into an insurmountable lead at the half.



Milford 5-11, 1-9 ECC

West Clermont 11-5, 7-1 ECC




Abby Thierauf 11 points, 7 rebounds


West Clermont

Jasmine Hale 21 points

Dakota Reeves 19 points

Kaylin Burdick 10 points, 9 rebounds


NUGGET OF NOTE: The fourth quarter three-pointer by Abby Thierauf was the first of the sophomore’s career.




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

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 vs. Winton Woods, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 4-11 (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Aria Gaines (9.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2016-17; Milford 56, Winton Woods 51
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 at Turpin, 2:00 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 8-8, 3-6 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Ellie Holt (12.5 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Turpin 35, Milford 21


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

Points per game: Morgan Hills (7.7), Azyiah Williams (6.7), Ali Kirk (5.7)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.1), Bryn Rolfsen (1.0), Abby Thierauf (0.9)

Rebounds per game: Abby Thierauf (6.4), Ali Kirk (4.9), Azyiah Williams (3.3)

Steals: Azyaih Williams (27), Ali Kirk (26), Bryn Rolfsen (16)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (25), Carlie Duesing (6), Morgan Hills/Maddie Plucinski/Azyiah Williams (2)

Field goal percentage: Maddie Plucinski (.377), Abby Thierauf (.365), Azyiah Williams (.336)

Three-point percentage: Ali Kirk (.400), Morgan Hills (.324), Bryn Rolfsen (.250)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.794), Azyiah Williams (.667), Maddie Plucinski (.647)


INSIDE THE ECC: Three teams remain at the forefront of the battle for the ECC Championship, with undefeated Walnut Hills in the lead at 8-0. West Clermont is just behind at 7-1, with Loveland trailing by one-half game. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Wednesday-West Clermont at Walnut Hills; Saturday-Milford at Turpin, Anderson at Walnut Hills, Loveland at Withrow and Kings at West Clermont.


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 Jan. 22. Lakota West continues to show the way at the top of the rankings with 14 of the 19 first place votes that were cast. Second place Mount Notre Dame earned four top nods, while third-place Mason took the final one. Walnut Hills of the ECC is fourth, with McAuley rounding out the top-five. The well represented ECC also shows Loveland in sixth and West Clermont in seventh, along with Turpin in others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at


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 at Hughes; Career: 1 at Hughes (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: 2 at Loveland; Career: 2 three times


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 vs. Withrow; Career: 2 vs. Withrow (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 five times; Career: 7 vs. Oak Hills (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Withrow; Career: 3 vs. Withrow (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 four times; Career: 2 four times (2017-18)

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


Caitlyn Wiscombe

Points—Season: 7 three times; Career: 7 three times (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: 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)

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