Spartans Put Away Hawks, 63-56

Release Date:
January 4, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – D’Youville College’s Heather Russell led three Lady Spartans in double figures with 21 points, as the Hilbert College women’s basketball team struggled on the road, falling by a score of 63-56. The Hawks record falls to 3-5 on the season, while D’Youville improves to 3-6.

Poor shooting saw both teams hit a combined 34% from the field, as D’Youville took a 26-23 lead at intermission. In the second stanza, the host Spartans came out firing going on a 9-2 run to start the half. The Hawks would claw back, getting within five points with 12:49 to play. However, D’Youville would use their 50% shooting in the second half to pull away late.

Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) led the Hawks pouring in 17 points. Freshman Lindsay Bergman (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) and sophomore Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) combined for 14 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks in the losing effort.

Hilbert College looks to rebound on Saturday, January 7th as they host unbeaten and conference leader, Medaille College in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 pm tip-off.

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.