Lady Cagers Top Two AMCC Foes

Release Date:
December 3, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College women’s basketball team picked up a pair of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) wins at home over the weekend. The Hawks beat La Roche College 61-49 on Friday before topping Lake Erie College 67-51 on Saturday to improve to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in AMCC play.

Against the visiting Redhawks Friday evening, the Hawks outscored their opponent 31-22 in the second half after holding a 30-27 halftime lead. The Hawks Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded five blocks while Nikki Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) and Cheri White (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) combined for 24 points to lead the winners.

The Hawks cashed in 19 of 32 free throw attempts while the visitors converted only eight of 20 attempts. A stiff Hilbert defense held La Roche to 27.8% from the field and a chilly 5% shooting from the arc.

Against Lake Erie College on Saturday, the Hawks raced to a 35-20 halftime lead before finishing off the visiting Storm 67-51. Hilbert’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) scored 16 points and hauled in 11 rebounds with Lee-Jeffries and White combining for 31 points and 10 boards. A solid defensive performance led to 20 steals including seven by the Hawks Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew).

The Hawks return to action Tuesday, December 6th at home against the Golden Flyers of Nazareth College. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 pm.

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.