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Trip To Withrow, Home Date With West Clermont Up Next For Boys Basketball

Posted on: December 11, 2018

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

  • 2018-19 Record: 1-2, 0-1 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as head HS coach)
  • Top Scorer: Senior Steven Huxell (18.3 ppg)
  • Top Rebounder: Senior Brady Sluder (9.0 rpg)

 

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Withrow, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 1-2, 0-1 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Ivan Mason (10.5 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Withrow 52, Milford 46 & Withrow 57, Milford 42
  • Friday, Dec. 14 vs. West Clermont, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2018-19 Record: 3-0, 1-0 ECC (T-6th Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior John Aicholtz (15.0 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 53, West Clermont 51 & West Clermont 56, Milford 34

 

A LOOK BACK: December 4 at Milford: Milford 52, Harrison 34

 

GAME REWIND

Milford dominated the rebounding battle and held Harrison to just 28 percent shooting for the game as the Eagles picked up their first win of the season, 52-34. The visiting Wildcats took their only lead of the game early at 3-2, before the Eagles went in front to stay. By the end of the night, Milford held a 40-17 edge on the glass, with the Eagles turning 18 offensive rebounds into 13 second chance points. The home team was also sharp offensively, shooting 45 percent from the floor and making four three-pointers.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-1

Harrison 1-1

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Brady Sluder 11 points, 10 rebounds

Connor Foster 10 points, 5 rebounds

 

Harrison

Spencer Kinnett 13 points

Sam Heimkreiter 12 points

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: Connor Foster established a new career-high with his 10 points, while Brady Sluder recorded scored his first career double-double. Sluder’s effort was the first double-double by an Eagle since February 2017 when Jacob Riesenberg scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Walnut Hills.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

December 7 at Kings: Kings 53, Milford 51

 

GAME REWIND

Kings’ Jack Hussey made the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, sending the Eagles to a heartbreaking 53-51 defeat in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference opener for both teams. Playing behind from the opening seconds of the game, the Eagles entered the fourth quarter down by seven and nearly pulled off the comeback. Caleb Farrell collected a loose ball and laid it in with eight seconds remaining to give the Eagles a 51-50 lead. But Hussey saved his best for last, hitting his only field goal of the night to send to the home crowd into a frenzy.

 

RECORDS

Milford 1-2, 0-1 ECC

Kings 1-2, 1-0 ECC

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Steven Huxell 25 points, 6 rebounds

Caleb Farrell 8 points

Brady Sluder 7 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks

 

Kings

PJ Marchal 14 points, 6 rebounds

Jake Peters 14 points

Jack Hussey 5 points (game-winning three-pointer), 6 steals

 

NUGGET OF NOTE: For the second time in three games, Steven Huxell scored a career-high in points, finishing with 25. Huxell also becomes the first Eagle since Will Hannah during the 2014-15 season to score at least 24 points more than once in a season.

 

FINAL GAME STATS

 

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

Points per game: Steven Huxell (18.3), Jack Liles (8.0), Brady Sluder (7.3)

Assists per game: A.J. Dickerson/Jake Ayler (2.3), Caleb Farrell (1.3)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (9.0), Steven Huxell (4.3), Jack Liles (3.7)

Steals: Steven Huxell (5), A.J. Dickerson (3), Caleb Farrell/Brady Sluder (2)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (9), Jake Ayler/Steven Huxell (1)

Field goal percentage: Cade Riesenberg (.750), Connor Foster (.714), Brady Sluder (.526)

Three-point percentage: Steven Huxell (.533), Jack Liles (.333), Jake Ayler (.286)

Free throw percentage: Jack Liles (.900), Caleb Farrell (.667), Steven Huxell (.636)

 

INSIDE THE ECC: The first night of league action featured big wins by West Clermont and Turpin over Walnut Hills and Withrow, respectively setting the stage for what could be a wide open race this season. The schedule for ECC conference games this week includes: Tuesday-Milford at Withrow, Anderson at Walnut Hills, Turpin at West Clermont and Kings at Loveland; Friday-West Clermont at Milford, Turpin at Anderson, Walnut Hills at Loveland and Withrow at Kings.

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles didn’t receive any votes in this week’s Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. Moeller is again the top-ranked squad with 15 of 16 first place votes cast. Mason, Lakota East (one vote), Oak Hills and Princeton complete the top-five. The top ECC squad is West Clermont in a tie for sixth, with Loveland, Turpin, Walnut Hills and Withrow all receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Jack Ackermann

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Jake Ayler

Points—Season: 9 vs. Harrison; Career: 22 vs. Taft (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Harrison; Career: 8 at Lebanon (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Sycamore; Career: 4 vs. Walnut Hills (2017-18)

 

Cole Chaney

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

A.J. Dickerson

Points—Season: 5 vs. Sycamore; Career: 11 at Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 3 vs. Harrison; Career: 5 vs. Taft (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 4 vs. Harrison; Career: 4 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

 

Caleb Farrell

Points—Season: 8 at Kings; Career: 8 at Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 3 at Kings; Career: 4 three times (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 2 at Kings; Career: 3 four times (2017-18)

 

Connor Foster

Points—Season: 10 vs. Harrison; Career: 13 vs. Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. Harrison; Career: 5 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 2 at Kings; Career: 2 twice

 

Adam Harris

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 3 at West Clermont (2017-18)

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 1 at Walnut Hills (2017-18)

 

Steven Huxell

Points—Season: 25 at Kings; Career: 25 at Kings (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 6 at Kings; Career: 7 at Sycamore (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 3 vs. Harrison; Career: 7 at Shroder (2017-18)

 

Jack Liles

Points—Season: 11 vs. Sycamore; Career: 11 vs. Sycamore (2018-19)

Rebounds—Season: 6 vs. Harrison; Career: 6 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

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

 

Cade Riesenberg

Points—Season: 6 vs. Harrison; Career: 10 vs. Western Brown (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 5 vs. vs. Harrison; Career: 7 vs. Loveland (2017-18)

Assists—Season: 1 vs. Sycamore; Career: 1 four times

 

Joey Round

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Brady Sluder

Points—Season: 11 vs. Harrison; Career: 16 at Shroder (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: 11 at Kings; Career: 11 at Kings (2018-19)

Assists—Season: 1 at Kings; Career: 3 vs. Kings (2017-18)

Blocks—Season: 5 vs. Sycamore; Career: 5 vs. Sycamore (2018-19)

Double-doubles: Season—1; Career: 1

 

Grant Whitaker

Points—Season: 2 vs. Harrison; Career: 2 vs. Harrison (2018-19)

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A