Matt Huether studies stats to predict the outcome of Loveland High School sorting contests
The Loveland Tigers (17-2, 10-2 conf) match up against the Walnut Hills Eagles (19-1,12-0 conf) in a big time conference game. On the line for Loveland is a shot for the conference title or at least second place. On the line for Walnut Hills is an ECC title and valuable momentum going into the postseason. In their first conference match, Walnut hills beat the Tigers, 66 – 40.
For Loveland look for Sophomore Forward Jillian Hayes who averages 15.6 points per game on 49.0% shooting. Jillian also averages 8.6 rebounds a game (4.2 offensive), 3.3 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. Also for Loveland Look for Senior Guard Colleen Swift, who averages 5.9 points per game. In Colleen’s last four games she has averaged 10.5 points per game on 36.8% shooting (73.6% from the free throw line). Colleen averages 3.4 steals per game including a single game record of 10 steals last game versus Anderson.
For Walnut Hills look for Junior Kennedi Myles who averages 14.9 points per game on 48.1% shooting. Kennedi also averages 10.1 rebounds a game (4.5 offensive), as well as 3.0 steals a game. Also look for Sophomore Sean Kelly Darks who averages 12.1 points per game on 40.8% shooting (70.7% from the free throw line).
Game time is 7:30 Wednesday at Walnut Hills.
Overall: Walnut Hills by 17
Estimated Score: 65-48
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