HC Women’s Hoop Team Wins Key Bank Consolation Game

Release Date:
November 24, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Amanda Smolarek (Villa Maria/Lancaster, NY) scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds Saturday to lead the Hilbert Collge women’s basketball team to a 66-60 win over D’Youville College. Smolarek was named to the Key Bank Classic all-tournament team for her efforts over the two-day tournament.

Hilbert’s Kristen Curry (Wilson/Ransomeville, NY) led all scorers with 16 points and had a team high four steals in the win (1-1).

The Lady Hawks fell 62-55 to SUNY Geneseo Friday night after being tied at 52 with just over 2 minutes to play. Smolarek poured in 12 points and grabbed 12 boards while teammate Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) had 10 points and seven boards in a losing effort.

The Hawks face Alfred University at 5 p.m. Nov. 25 in their home opener.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.