Lady Hawks Win in Final Seconds

Release Date:
February 25, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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February 25, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) knocked down a 6-foot jumper with six seconds to play to give Hilbert College a 47-46 win over D'Youville College in women's basketball action on Tuesday night. The win improves the Hawks to 10-14 (4-4 NEAC) on the season.

Cheri White (Tonawanda/Tonawanda, NY) scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Hilbert. Lee-Jeffries added 10 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots, while Amanda Smolarek (Villa Maria/Lancaster, NY) chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.

D'Youville was led by Kate Modafferi with 12 points, while Tracey Travis grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Hilbert will enter the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament as the #3 seed and will face #2 seed Medaille College at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Keuka College. The winner will play in the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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.