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Girls Hoops Opens Tournament Play Against Harrison Saturday At Lakota East

Posted on: February 15, 2019

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

  • Record: 9-13, 3-11 ECC
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (12.3 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (6.0 rpg)

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS: A look at No. 20 Milford’s OHSAA Tournament opponent:

  • Saturday, Feb. 16 vs. No. 22 Harrison, 4:00 p.m. {at Lakota East HS}
    • 2018-19 Record: 9-13, 7-5 SWOC
    • Top Scorer: Freshman Krissy Kowalski (9.1 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2009-10; Harrison 56, Milford 47 & Harrison 67, Milford 56
    • Click here to view the District I Sectional Brackets.

 

A LOOK BACK: February 4 at Milford: Milford 42, Little Miami 40

 

GAME REWIND

Milford turned 16 offensive rebounds into 16 second chance points as the Eagles picked up their biggest win of the season, a 42-40 triumph over eventual Southwest Ohio Conference Champion Little Miami. After trailing by four at the half, the Eagles scored the first five points of the second half to take their first lead of the night. The hosts took the lead for good on an Azyiah Williams three early in the fourth quarter then held off a late barrage of potential game-winning shots by Little Miami.

 

RECORDS

Milford 9-11

Little Miami 15-6

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Morgan Hills 10 points, 3 rebounds

Ali Kirk 3 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists

 

Little Miami

Sydney Kuritar 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Kaitlyn Simpkins 11 points

Kelsey Schmidt 6 points, 8 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: After yielding 26 first half points, the Eagles limited Little Miami to just 14 total in the second half as the Panthers connected on just 4 of 21 field goal attempts.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

February 6 at Milford: Walnut Hills 68, Milford 35

 

GAME REWIND

Milford was forced into a season-high 32 turnovers which Walnut Hills turned into a staggering 44 points as the visiting Eagles blitzed the host Eagles by 68-35 score. MHS got back within nine points near the five minute mark of the second quarter, but Walnut was just too much. Milford did win the rebounding margin, however, by a 34-32 count.

 

RECORDS

Milford 9-12, 3-10 ECC

Walnut Hills 20-1, 13-0 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Ali Kirk 6 points, 4 rebounds

Caitlin Wiscombe 6 points

Azyiah Williams 6 points

 

Walnut Hills

Sean Kelly Darks 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals

Kennedi Myles 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists

Aniyah Brown 11 points, 3 assists

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

February 9 at Milford: Turpin 42, Milford 32

 

GAME REWIND

The Eagles connected on just 11 of 56 shots from the field as they fell in the Game of Hope to Turpin by a 42-32 score. The scoreboard showed a Spartan lead of just 15-12 at the half, but Turpin turned up its offensive performance in the second half to pull away to victory. A key to the win for the Spartans was an advantage of 22-6 made free throws.

 

RECORDS

Milford 9-13, 3-11 ECC

Turpin 4-17, 2-11 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Paige Ayler 7 points, 9 rebounds

 

Turpin

Lindsey Viel 10 points, 11 rebounds

Ellie Holt 11 points, 5 rebounds

Olivia Hamilton 9 points, 7 rebounds

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (12.3), Paige Ayler (6.8), Morgan Hills (5.6)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.8), Paige Ayler (1.0), Ali Kirk (0.9)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (6.0), Ali Kirk (4.6), Carlie Duesing (4.2)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (54), Ali Kirk (30), Carlie Duesing (25)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (16), Carlie Duesing (14), Caitlin Wiscombe (8)

Field goal percentage: Paige Ayler (.402), Azyiah Williams (.400), Carlie Duesing (.365)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.333), Paige Ayler (.286), Morgan Hills (.250)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.767), Paige Ayler (.711), Morgan Hills (.649)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills has wrapped up its third straight ECC Championship and are finished unbeaten in league play for the second straight year. West Clermont took second at 10-4, ahead of a tie for third between Loveland and Kings, each at 9-5. Anderson was next in the final rundown at 8-6, with Milford and Turpin sharing sixth at 3-11 and Withrow rounding out the standings at 0-14.

 

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 nine times; Career: 1 nine 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: 5 vs. Turpin; Career: 5 vs. Turpin (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 2 three times; Career: 2 three times (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: 10 vs. Little Miami; Career: 10 twice

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Little Miami; Career: 3 twice

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

 

Kaylie McKenney

Points—Season: 4 vs. Walnut Hills; Career: 4 vs. Walnut Hills (2018-19)

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

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

Blocks—Season: 2 vs. Walnut Hills; Career: 2 vs. Walnut Hills (2018-19)

 

Devin Morris

Points— Season: 2 vs. Walnut Hills; Career: 2 vs. Walnut Hills (2018-19)

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

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 five 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 four times; 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 twice; 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)