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Girls Hoops Seeks Tourney Upset Of Mason On Wednesday

Posted on: February 20, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: For the fourth time in the last five years, the Milford High School girls basketball team has advanced to the second round of the OHSAA Tournament after the Eagles knocked off Mount Healthy in last week’s opener. To stay alive in the tourney, Milford will need an upset as they will next face third-seeded Mason on Wednesday evening at Lakota East. Tip time is set for 7:30 p.m. or 20 minutes after the conclusion of Ursuline-Western Brown contest.

 

A LOOK BACK: February 15 vs. Mount Healthy: Milford 42, Mount Healthy 24

 

GAME REWIND

Milford dominated the second and third quarters to shake off a slow start and roar past Mount Healthy 42-24 in the first round of the OHSAA Tournament. Neither team could get anything going in the first as the Owls led just 7-4 after eight minutes. But the next two periods were all Milford as the Eagles outscored the Owls by a 32-8 count to easily pull to victory.

 

RECORDS

Milford 8-15

Mount Healthy 9-14

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Caitlyn Wiscombe 12 points

Brookelyn Edgar 6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals

 

Mount Healthy

Destiny Allen 9 points

Ebony Johnson 14 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The 16.0 shooting percentage was the lowest by a Milford opponent since Anderson shot just 18.6 in December 2016. In addition, the six-point, eight-rebound performance by senior Brookelyn Edgar represented career-highs in both categories.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

           

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: A look at Milford’s next OHSAA Tournament opponent:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 vs. Mason (at Lakota East), 7:30 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 19-3, 15-1 GMC (2nd Division I area coaches’ final weekly poll)
  • Top Scorer: Junior Sammie Puisis (17.6 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2014-15; Mason 68, Milford 42
    • Click here for Milford’s sectional bracket

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (7.3), Morgan Hills (6.6), Ali Kirk (5.5)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.1), Bryn Rolfsen (1.1), Three tied (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Abby Thierauf (6.1), Ali Kirk (4.5), Azyiah Williams (3.4)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (40), Ali Kirk (34), Bryn Rolfsen (20)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (41), Carlie Duesing (8), Maddie Plucinski (6)

Field goal percentage: Carlie Duesing (.357), Azyiah Williams (.348), Abby Thierauf (.324)

Three-point percentage: Ali Kirk (.316), Caitlyn Wiscombe (.310), Morgan Hills (.291)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (.784), 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 remaining in the tournament includes: No. 4 Walnut Hills vs. No. 28 Winton Woods (Feb. 22, 6:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 6 Loveland vs. No. 7 West Clermont (Feb. 22, 6:00 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 16 Kings vs. No. 11 Sycamore (Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore), No. 26 Milford vs. No. 3 Mason (Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Lakota East).

 

POLL WATCH: Milford did not receive any votes in the final Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll of the year. Lakota West was crowned the regular season poll champions by a scant three points over conference rival Mason. Mount Notre Dame, Walnut Hills of the ECC and McAuley round out the top-five. The breakdown of first place votes was seven for Lakota West, three each for Mason and Walnut Hills and two for MND. The ECC is also represented by Loveland in sixth, West Clermont in seventh and Turpin and Kings receiving votes. The final coaches’ poll can be viewed 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: 1 vs. Mount Healthy; Career: 1 vs. Mount Healthy (2017-18)

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: 1 vs. Mount Healthy; Career: 1 vs. Mount Healthy (2017-18)

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 three times; Career: 5 three times (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 four times; Career: 1 four times (2017-18)

 

Brookelyn Edgar

Points—Season: 6 vs. Mount Healthy; Career: 6 vs. Mount Healthy (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 8 vs. Mount Healthy; Career: 8 vs. Mount Healthy (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)