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Girls Hoops To Battle League Rivals Withrow, West Clermont This Week

Posted on: December 5, 2018

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

  • Record: 1-2, 0-1 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 (11.3 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (5.0 rpg)

 

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

  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 vs. Withrow, 7:30 p.m.
    • Record: 0-1, 0-0 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: N/A
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 48, WIthrow 40 & Milford 34, Withrow 32
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 at West Clermont, 6:00 p.m.
    • Record: 0-3, 0-1 ECC (T-10th Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Returning Scorer: Sophomore Marissa Jenike (11.0 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; West Clermont 64, Milford 32 & West Clermont 82, Milford 26

 

A LOOK BACK: November 28 at Winton Woods: Winton Woods 52, Milford 42

 

GAME REWIND

Winton Woods opened the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to pull away from visiting Milford on the way to a 52-42 win. The Eagles were able to fight back within five with just under two minutes remaining, but Winton Woods made 7 of 8 free throws from there to turn back the comeback attempt. The setback snapped a three-game win streak for the Eagles over their future Eastern Cincinnati Conference foe.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-1

Winton Woods 2-0

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Ali Kirk 9 points, 3 rebounds

Azyiah Williams 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals

Paige Ayler 6 points, 5 rebounds

 

Winton Woods

Sienna Bailey 11 points, 4 rebounds

Brianna Ball 8 points, 7 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: After making just 1 of 8 first quarter field goals, the Eagles shot 40 percent (14 of 35) for the remainder of the night.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

December 1 at Kings: Kings 48, Milford 39

 

GAME REWIND

A second quarter that saw Milford score just two points led to an eight-point halftime deficit and ultimately a 48-39 loss to Kings in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference opener for both teams. In the third quarter, the Knights were able to open a game-high 15-point advantage, but Milford fought, getting to within six points on a Morgan Hills lay-up near the 5:30 mark of the fourth. But like Winton Woods had three days previously, Kings was stellar from the charity stripe, making 6 of 9 free throws in the period to seal the victory.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-2, 0-1 ECC

Kings 1-1, 1-0 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 14 points, 3 assists

Abby Thierauf 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks

 

Kings

Devin Biesbrock 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Lexie Sparks 13 points

Carolyn Bruns 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Azyiah Williams narrowly missed a career-high in scoring, coming up one point shy of her previous best of 15 scored against Turpin last year.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (11.3), Abby Thierauf (7.0), Morgan Hills (6.7)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.0), Paige Ayler (1.7), Carlie Duesing/Morgan Hills (0.7)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (5.0), Carlie Duesing (4.3), Abby Thierauf (3.7)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (7), Kaitlyn Gies/Caitlin Wiscombe (5)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (8), Caitlin Wiscombe (3), Azyiah Williams (2)

Field goal percentage: Abby Thierauf (.474), Paige Ayler (.429), Azyiah Williams (.409)

Three-point percentage: Abby Thierauf (.333), Azyiah Williams (.300), Caitlin Wiscombe (.143)

Free throw percentage: Ali Kirk (1.000), Morgan Hills (.750), Azyiah Williams (.684)

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles did not receive any votes in the second weekly Cincinnati Enquirer area Division I coaches’ poll. Mount Notre Dame is the No. 1 ranked team, earning 18 of the 21 first place votes. ECC member Walnut Hills is second with the other three top nods. The rest of top-five includes Mason, Princeton and Lakota West, with the ECC also being represented by Loveland in sixth, West Clermont in a tie for 10th and Kings among others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Paige Ayler

Points—Season: 6 at Winton Woods; Career: 6 at Winton Woods (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: 3 vs. McNicholas; Career: 3 vs. McNicholas (2018-19)

 

Emily Bientz

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

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

Assists—Season: 1 vs. McNicholas; Career: 1 vs. McNicholas (2018-19)

 

Carlie Duesing

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

Rebounds—Season: 5 at Kings; Career: 5 four times

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

 

Kaitlyn Geis

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

Rebounds—Season: 2 vs. McNicholas; Career: 2 vs. McNicholas (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 at Kings; Career: 1 at Kings (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: 1 twice; Career: 4 at Hughes (2017-18)

 

Ali Kirk

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

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

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

 

Abby Thierauf

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

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. McNicholas; Career: 14 vs. Northwest (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 at Winton Woods; 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: 14 at Kings; Career: 15 at Turpin (2017-18)

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

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

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