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Girls Hoops Looks To ECC Battles With Anderson & Loveland In Days Ahead

Posted on: December 12, 2018

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

  • Record: 2-3, 1-2 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (12.2 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (4.2 rpg)


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

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 vs. Anderson, 7:30 p.m.
    • Record: 3-2, 1-2 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Karley Steinher (9.0 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Anderson 30, Milford 26 & Anderson 47, Milford 42
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 at Loveland, 2:00 p.m.
    • Record: 4-31, 2-1 ECC (6th Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Returning Scorer: Junior Jillian Hayes (18.2 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Loveland 67, Milford 34 & Loveland 62, Milford 43


A LOOK BACK: December 5 at Milford: Milford 38, Withrow 26



The Eagles shrugged off a slow start and a six-point deficit in the second quarter to knock off Withrow 38-26 for the squad’s first Eastern Cincinnati Conference win of the year. Milford made just 1 of 9 first quarter field goals and was trailing 12-6 at the 5:28 mark of the second. But the Eagles would score the final 11 points of the period to take a lead into the break they would never relinquish.



Milford 2-2, 1-1 ECC

Withrow 0-2, 0-2 ECC




Paige Ayler 13 points, 4 rebounds

Morgan Hills 8 points, 4 rebounds



Jaeney Hines 9 points

Chekyria White 5 points, 13 rebounds


NUGGET OF NOTE: Paige Ayler continued the fine start to her high school career as the freshman led all players in the game with 13 points.




December 8 at West Clermont: West Clermont 64, Milford 43



West Clermont made five three-pointers in the first quarter and 12 for the game as the Wolves picked up a 64-43 win over the Eagles. Milford was also bothered by the Wolves’ pressing defense that forced 18 turnovers and produced 26 points. Azyiah Williams led the way for Milford with a career-high 22 points.



Milford 2-3, 1-2 ECC

West Clermont 2-3, 2-1 ECC




Azyiah Williams 22 points, 3 assists, 3 steals


West Clermont

Dakota Reeves 25 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals

Kirsten Click 6 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists


NUGGET OF NOTE: Azyiah Williams’ 22 points were the most by an Eagle since Hannah Thierauf scored the same amount in November 2016 at Winton Woods.




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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (12.2), Morgan Hills (6.8), Abby Thierauf (5.4)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.0), Paige Ayler (1.6), Morgan Hills (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (4.2), Carlie Duesing (3.8), Abby Thierauf (3.6)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (10), Carlie Duesing/Caitlin Wiscombe (6)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (9), Carlie Duesing/Caitlin Wiscombe (4)

Field goal percentage: Azyiah Williams (.500), Paige Ayler (.462), Emily Bientz/Abby Thierauf (.375)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.357), Paige Ayler (.333), Abby Thierauf (.250)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (1.000), Morgan Hills (.750), Paige Ayler (.727)


INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills took a good first step to making it three straight conference championship with a win over Loveland last Saturday. The Eagles are currently 3-0 in league play, one game ahead of Loveland and West Clermont. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Wednesday-Anderson at Milford, Turpin at Loveland, Walnut Hills at Kings and West Clermont at Withrow; Saturday-Milford at Loveland, Withrow at Anderson, Walnut Hills at Turpin and Kings at West Clermont.


POLL WATCH: The Eagles did not receive any votes in the weekly Cincinnati Enquirer area Division I coaches’ poll. Mount Notre Dame continues to the No. 1 ranked team, earning 16 of the 213first place votes. ECC member Walnut Hills is second with four top nods. The rest of top-five includes Princeton (two votes), Mason and Lakota West (one vote). The ECC is also represented by Loveland in sixth, and West Clermont and Kings among others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at


Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Paige Ayler

Points—Season: 13 vs. Withrow; Career: 13 vs. Withrow (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 5 three times; Career: 5 twice (2018-19)

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


Emily Bientz

Points—Season: 2 three times; Career: 4 at Walnut Hills (2017-18)

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

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


Carlie Duesing

Points—Season: 3 four times; Career: 8 at Hughes (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 twice; Career: 5 five times

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 1 five times

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


Kaitlyn Geis

Points—Season: 5 at Winton Woods; Career: 5 at Winton Woods (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 4 at West Clermont; Career: 4 at West Clermont (2018-19)

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

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


Morgan Hills

Points—Season: 9 at Kings; Career: 14 twice (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: 2 vs. Withrow; Career: 4 at Hughes (2017-18)


Ali Kirk

Points—Season: 9 at Winton Woods; Career: 14 vs. Hillsboro (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 3 twice; Career: 10 at Clark Montessori (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 3 at Madeira (2017-18)


Abby Thierauf

Points—Season: 10 vs. McNicholas; Career: 14 at Hughes (2017-18)

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

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

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


Caitlin Wiscombe

Points—Season: 5 vs. McNIcholas; Career: 13 vs. Winton Woods (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 at Winton Woods; Career: 5 twice

Assists—Season: 1 at Kings; Career: 5 at Hughes (2017-18)


Azyiah Williams

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

Rebounds—Season: 4 vs. McNicholas; Career: 7 at Turpin (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 3 twice; Career: 6 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Steals—Season: 4 vs. McNicholas; 10 at Hughes (2017-18)