Hawks End Season With Weekend Split
- Release Date:
- February 19, 2005
- The Office of Sports Information
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February 19, 2005
HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 77-63 win over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe, Mount Aloysius College. The Hawks dropped a 64-58 decision to Penn State Altoona Friday night in the first of two AMCC games over the weekend.
On Friday night, the Hawks surrendered a 33-32 halftime lead to the visiting Lions en route to losing their eighth straight game. Penn Ste Altoona’s Erin Shields and Brooke Gardner combined for 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners.
The Hawks held the Lions to just eight of 23 free throws on the night, but were plagued by cold shooting woes (34%) in the second half while struggling to regain their first half lead.
Hilbert’s Autumn Lee Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) led the Hawks with 28 points and 17 rebounds while Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) chipped in with 12 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots in the losing effort.
On Saturday afternoon against Mount Aloysius College, the Hawks regrouped and took advantage of their size to earn their fifth AMCC win of the season. Leading 30-26 at the half, Hilbert dominated the boards holding a 76-27 advantage as the Hawks Lee-Jeffries poured in 25 points and grabbed 23 caroms on the day.
The visiting Mounties pressure defense forced 28 Hawk turnovers on the day, but the Hawks were able to cash in 26 of 34 free throw attempts to seal the win.
Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) had 14 points, including three three-pointers, while grabbing eight rebounds. Amy Anderson (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) had 11 points and 15 rebounds while McHale added nine points and 15 boards for the Hawks.
First year coach Kara Rehbaum’s Hawks complete the 2004-05 season at 7-18 overall and 5-13 in their first season of AMCC play.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.