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Girls Hoops Travels To Hillsboro, Returns Home To Host Kings

Posted on: January 9, 2019

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

  • Record: 6-6, 2-5 ECC
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (12.7 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (5.0 rpg)

 

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

  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Hillsboro, 7:00 p.m.
    • Record: 2-9
    • Top Scorer: N/A
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 47, Hillsboro 32
  • Saturday, Jan. 12 vs. Kings, 2:00 p.m.
    • Record: 5-6, 4-3 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Carolyn Bruns (9.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Kings 48, Milford 39

 

A LOOK BACK: January 3 at Milford: Milford 52, Madeira 15

 

GAME REWIND

Milford blasted to leads of 20-0 after one quarter and 30-2 at halftime as the Eagles cruised past Madeira by a 52-15 final score. It took the visiting Amazons 11:18 to get on the scoreboard and then another 5:05 for a second basket as the Eagles dominated all facets of the game. The Eagles’ lead ballooned to a game-high 40 in the final minute before Madeira scored the final three points of the game.

 

RECORDS

Milford 5-6

Madeira 4-7

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Morgan Hills 14 points

Azyiah Williams 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals

Paige Ayler 9 points, 9 rebounds

 

Madeira

Naomi Simmons 6 points

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Senior Morgan Hills made 6 of 11 shots from the field, including a pair of three-pointers to match her career-high with 14 points.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

January 5 at Turpin: Milford 34, Turpin 27

 

GAME REWIND

The Eagles extended their win streak to four, grinding out a hard fought 34-27 win at Turpin. After a rough stretch that saw the Spartans open a nine point lead midway through the second quarter, Milford turned up the defense, drawing within two points at halftime and yielding only seven points in the entire second half. Turpin fought back within 27-25 at the 1:47 mark of the fourth, but Milford closed the game on a 7-2 run to seal the win.

 

RECORDS

Milford 6-6, 2-5 ECC

Turpin 2-10, 1-6 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Azyiah Williams 20 points, 7 rebounds

 

Turpin

Elise Schulok 8 points, 7 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The victory extended the Eagles’ win streak to four, the longest such string since a four-game stretch in December 2016-January 2017. It also snapped a four-game losing streak for the Eagles against Turpin.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (12.7), Paige Ayler (6.6), Morgan Hills (5.8)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.6), Paige Ayler (1.2), Ali Kirk (0.7)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (5.0), Carlie Duesing (4.3), Ali Kirk (3.8)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (27), Ali Kirk (23), Carlie Duesing (18)

Blocks: Abby Thierauf (9), Carlie Duesing (7), Caitlin Wiscombe (6)

Field goal percentage: Azyiah Williams (.473), Paige Ayler (.441), Carlie Duesing (.412)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.400), Paige Ayler (.320), Morgan Hills (.188)

Free throw percentage: Paige Ayler (.792), Ali Kirk (.727), Azyiah Williams (.711)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Walnut Hills now has a two-game lead in the league standings after West Clermont knocked off Loveland last Saturday. The Tigers and Wolves are tied for second, each at 5-2. Anderson and Kings are next at 4-3, with Milford at 2-5, Turpin at 1-6 and Withrow at 0-7. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Saturday-Kings at Milford, Withrow at Turpin, Loveland at Anderson and West Clermont at Walnut Hills.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Paige Ayler

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

Rebounds—Season: 10 at Walnut Hills; Career: 10 at Walnut Hills (2018-19)

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

 

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 seven times; Career: 1 seven 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: 5 five times; Career: 5 five times (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: 2 at Turpin; Career: 2 at Turpin (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 vs. Clark Montessori; Career: 3 vs. Clark Montessori (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: 14 vs. Madeira; Career: 14 three times

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

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 4 at Hughes (2017-18)

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

 

Ali Kirk

Points—Season: 11 at Shroder; Career: 14 vs. Hillsboro (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 9 at Loveland; Career: 10 at Clark Montessori (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 2 vs. Clark Montessori; Career: 3 at Madeira (2017-18)

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

 

Kaylie McKenney

Points—Season: 2 three times; Career: 2 three times (2018-19)

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

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

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 twice; Career: 13 vs. Winton Woods (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: 2 twice; Career: 5 at Hughes (2017-18)

 

Azyiah Williams

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

Rebounds—Season: 7 at Turpin; Career: 7 twice

Assists—Season: 6 at Loveland; Career: 6 twice

Steals—Season: 5 at Shroder; 10 at Hughes (2017-18)