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Hot Girls Hoops Squad Heads Into Season’s Busiest Week

Posted on: January 8, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: Riding a season-long four-game winning streak, the Milford High School girls basketball squad is back in action this week as it embarks on a full three-game slate. Coming off of a pair of huge Eastern Cincinnati Conference victories last week, the Eagles have gone back over the .500 mark at 6-5 overall and 3-4 in league play. Holding a tie for fifth in a highly competitive ECC race, the Eagles will start the week with a pair of non-conference tilts before refocusing on conference play. Monday night brings a visit from Madeira, before the Eagles take to the road for a battle at Mercy on Wednesday night. The second half of the league schedule kicks off on Saturday afternoon when Milford plays host to Anderson.

 

A LOOK BACK: January 4 vs. Kings: Milford 58, Kings 57 (2 OT)

THE SHORT STORY

Milford saw a 14-point fourth quarter evaporate before holding on for a thrilling 58-57 double overtime win over conference-leading Kings. The Knights came roaring back in the fourth period, outscoring the Eagles by a 23-11 margin, including a clutch game-tying three-pointer by Taylor Brown as time wore down. In the first overtime, Tori Gilman made a lay-up with just two seconds remaining to knot the score at 53 and force the second extra session. Brown came up large again in the second OT, tying the game at 57 with a three-pointer with just under three minutes remaining. Hannah Thierauf split a pair of free throws with 2:05 left for what proved to be the final points. Missed shots were the story of the last two minutes and Kings had the final chance but Hayden White blocked Carolyn Bruns’ game-winning shot attempt as time expired.

 

RECORDS

Milford 5-5, 2-4 ECC

Kings 8-2, 5-1 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Katelyn Rheude 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Tori Gilman 16 points

Hannah Thierauf 10 points, 7 rebounds

Hayden White 7 points, 14 rebounds

 

Kings

Carolyn Bruns 14 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals

Taylor Brown 11 points, 5 rebounds

Devin Biesbrock 11 points

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Senior Katelyn Rheude had the game of her life with a first-ever double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, both career-highs. The double-double was the first by an Eagle since Taylor Foster posted 21 points and 10 rebounds in last season’s OHSAA Tournament against Middletown.

 

FINAL GAME STATS LINK

 

January 7 at Withrow: Milford 56, Withrow 51

THE SHORT STORY

The Eagles outscored Withrow by an 18-9 count in the fourth quarter to help erase a six-point halftime deficit and hand Milford a 56-51 road win. The fourth win in a row for Milford was far from easy as they shot just 16 percent from the floor in the first half in falling behind 26-20. The second half was a totally different story as Milford connected on 16 of 29 shots (55 percent) to take down the Tigers.

 

RECORDS

Milford 6-5, 3-4 ECC

Withrow 4-6, 1-6 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Hannah Thierauf 15 points, 8 rebounds

Katelyn Rheude 15 points

Tori Gilman 13 points, 4 assists, 4 steals

 

Withrow

Bria Canada 20 points, 7 rebounds

Jerria White 17 points, 8 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The Eagles were victorious despite being outrebounded by a 45-40 count, marking the first time this season Milford has won despite losing the rebounding battle.

 

FINAL GAME STATS LINK

 

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

  • Monday, Jan. 9 vs. Madeira, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2016-17 Record: 10-2, 7-0 CHL (3rd Division III area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Mary Englert (19.3 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: N/A
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Mercy, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2016-17 Record: 4-6, 0-4 GGCL (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Sarah Leyendecker (16.9 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2013-14; Seton 59, Milford 41
  • Saturday, Jan. 14 vs. Anderson, 2:00 p.m.
    • 2016-17 Record: 1-11, 0-6 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Natalie Dorsten (9.4 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2016-17; Milford 49, Anderson 25

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders through 11 games:

Points per game: Tori Gilman (14.9), Hannah Thierauf (12.4), Katelyn Rheude (7.2)

Assists per game: Tori Gilman (3.1), Katelyn Rheude (1.7), Hannah Thierauf (1.4)

Rebounds per game: Hayden White (7.5), Olivia Redrow/Katelyn Rheude (5.5)

Steals: Tori Gilman (48), Katelyn Rheude (24), Hannah Thierauf (23)

Blocks: Hayden White (9), Tori Gilman/Ashli Sheldon (4)

Field goal percentage: Tori Gilman (.441), Hannah Thierauf (.364), Katelyn Rheude (.340)

Three-point percentage: Hannah Thierauf (.415), Ashli Sheldon (.235), Tori Gilman (.231)

Free throw percentage: Katelyn Rheude (.824), Hannah Thierauf (.721), Ashli Sheldon (.600)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: The Eastern Cincinnati Conference standings endured a big shake up this week as previously unbeaten Kings first was upset by Milford, while also falling to Walnut Hills. The current standings now show Turpin and Walnut Hills tied atop the rankings with just a single loss apiece. Kings is third at 5-2, with 4-3 Glen Este and Loveland and Milford, each at 3-4, hot on their heels. The schedule of ECC conference games this week includes: Wednesday-Glen Este at Walnut Hills; Saturday-Anderson at Milford, Kings at Withrow and Turpin at Loveland.

 

POLL WATCH: Milford’s four-game winning streak pushed them back amongst the team’s receiving votes in the Jan. 9th edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. Mason continues to be the heavy favorite, earning 18 of the 20 first place votes. Lakota West with one vote, McAuley with one vote, Mount Notre Dame and ECC member Walnut Hills make up the top-five. The ECC is also represented by Kings in ninth and Turpin 10th, along with Glen Este, Loveland and Withrow joining the Eagles in others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Kyrsten Brown

Points—Season: 2 at Seton; Career: 2 at Seton (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 2 twice; Career: 2 twice (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 1 twice; Career: 1 twice (2016-17)

 

Tori Gilman

Points—Season: 29 vs. Princeton; Career: 29 vs. Princeton (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 6 at Anderson; Career: 7 vs. Anderson (2015-16)

Assists—Season: 6 at Winton Woods; Career: 6 twice

 

Ali Kirk

Points—Season: 5 at Seton; Career: 5 at Seton (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 4 vs. Princeton; Career: vs. Princeton (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 at Anderson; Career: 2 at Anderson (2016-17)

 

Maddie Plucinski

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Olivia Redrow

Points—Season: 9 vs. Princeton; Career: 9 vs. Princeton (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 10 vs. Glen Este; Career: 10 vs. Glen Este (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 3 at Anderson; Career: 3 at Anderson (2016-17)

 

Katelyn Rheude

Points—Season: 20 vs. Kings; Career: 20 vs. Kings (2015-16)

Rebounds—Season: 11 vs. Kings; Career: 11 vs. Kings (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 4 twice; Career: 4 twice (2016-17)

Double-doubles—Season: 1; Career: 1

 

Bryn Rolfsen

Points—Season: 5 vs. Walnut Hills; Career: 5 vs. Walnut Hills (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Princeton; Career: 5 vs. Princeton (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 1 three times; Career: 1 three times (2016-17)

 

Ashli Sheldon

Points—Season: 12 at Northwest; Career: 12 at Northwest (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 7 twice; Career: 7 twice (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 at Northwest; Career: 2 at Northwest (2016-17)

 

Abby Thierauf

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Hannah Thierauf

Points—Season: 22 at Winton Woods; Career: 22 at Winton Woods (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: 8 at Withrow; Career: 8 at Withrow (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 4 vs. Kings; Career: 4 vs. Kings (2016-17)

 

Hayden White

Points—Season: 9 at Northwest; Career: 11 vs. Middletown (2015-16)

Rebounds—Season: 14 twice; Career: 14 twice (2016-17)

Assists—Season: 2 four times; Career: 2 ten times