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Streaking Girls Hoops Team Faces Busy Week Against Three ECC Foes

Posted on: January 13, 2019

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

  • Record: 7-6, 2-5 ECC
  • Head Coach: Dave Fallis (1st year at Milford, 10th year as head coach)
  • Top Scorer: Sophomore Azyiah Williams (12.4 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Freshman Paige Ayler (5.4 rpg)

 

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

  • Monday, Jan. 14 vs. Kings, 7:30 p.m.
    • Record: 5-7, 4-3 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Carolyn Bruns (9.4 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Kings 48, Milford 39
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Withrow, 7:30 p.m.
    • Record: 2-8, 0-7 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Jaeney Hines (10.0 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; Milford 38, Withrow 26
  • Saturday, Jan. 19 vs. West Clermont, 2:00 p.m.
    • Record: 9-4, 5-2 ECC
    • Top Scorer: Senior Dakota Reeves (13.8 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2018-19; West Clermont 64, Milford 43

 

A LOOK BACK: January 9 at Hillsboro: Milford 45, Turpin 27

 

GAME REWIND

Freshman Paige Ayler recorded her first career double-double, helping the Eagles overcome a slow start and pull away from Hillsboro by a 45-27 score. Milford trailed after one quarter 11-10, but roared to life in the second quarter, outscoring the Indians 19-6 to take a 12-point halftime lead. The Eagles really turned up the defense after the first quarter, yielding single digit points in the last three periods, including no field goals in the third. Ayler, meanwhile matched her career-high in points (13) and rebounds (10), while adding a personal-best four steals.

 

RECORDS

Milford 7-6

Hillsboro 2-10

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Paige Ayler 13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals

Azyiah Williams 9 points, 4 assists, 3 steals

 

Hillsboro

Jordan Moberly 7 points, 7 rebounds

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: The victory extended the Eagles’ win streak to five, the longest such string since a seven-game stretch during the 2015-16 season.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Azyiah Williams (12.4), Paige Ayler (7.1), Morgan Hills (5.9)

Assists per game: Azyiah Williams (2.7), Paige Ayler (1.1), Ali Kirk/Caitlin Wiscombe (0.8)

Rebounds per game: Paige Ayler (5.4), Carlie Duesing (4.5), Ali Kirk (3.9)

Steals: Azyiah Williams (30), Ali Kirk (23), Carlie Duesing (19)

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

Field goal percentage: Paige Ayler (.485), Azyiah Williams (.448), Carlie Duesing (.400)

Three-point percentage: Azyiah Williams (.362), Paige Ayler (.320), Morgan Hills (.189)

Free throw percentage: Paige Ayler (.769), 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 on Jan.5. Inclement weather postponed the only ECC action of the week on Jan. 12. 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: Monday-Kings at Milford; Wednesday-Milford at Withrow, Anderson at Walnut Hills, Turpin at West Clermont and Kings at Loveland; Saturday-West Clermont at Milford, Turpin at Anderson, Walnut Hills at Loveland and Withrow at Kings.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Paige Ayler

Points—Season: 13 twice; Career: 13 twice (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 10 twice; Career: 10 twice (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 3 twice; Career: 3 twice (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 eight times; Career: 1 eight 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 twice; Career: 4 twice (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 twice; 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: 1 at Hillsboro; Career: 1 at Hillsboro (2018-19)

 

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: 6 at Hillsboro; Career: 13 vs. Winton Woods (2017-18)

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

Assists—Season: 2 three times; 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)