Women’s Basketball Team Wins over Lake Erie

Release Date:
January 13, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Hilbert College used a balanced scoring attack and a stingy defense to cruise to a 52-33 victory over host Lake Erie College in women’s college basketball action on Monday night.

Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds, and recorded three steals to lead the Hawks. Natalie Samuelson (Jamestown/Jamestown, NY) added nine points and seven rebounds, while Kristen Curry (Wilson/Ransomville, NY) chipped in with eight points.

Hilbert’s defense allowed the Storm to make only four of 24 field goal attempts in the first half on their way to a 30-13 halftime lead. The Hawks forced 36 Lake Erie turnovers on the night.

Chenita Sumlin scored 14 points to lead Lake Erie, while Amanda Bray added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Hilbert (5-7, 1-0 NEAC) will return to conference play at 1 p.m. Jan. 17 when they host Cazenovia College.

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.