HC Women’s Basketball Team Wins Two

Release Date:
January 21, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team picked up two important Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) wins over the weekend to improve to 5-9 overall and 4-4 in the AMCC. The Hawks topped Mount Aloysius College 79-68 on Friday before beating Penn State Altoona 59-47 on Saturday to move into sixth place in the conference.

Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) poured in 25 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 22 and grabbed nine boards in Friday’s home win over the Mounties (3-12, 0-8).

A jumper by the Hawks Lucy Zver (Jasper, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) at 10:45 of the first half broke a 15-15 tie and gave the home team a lead they would not relinquish, taking a 38-27 lead into the locker room. The Hawks lead climbed as high as 25 in the second stanza and solid free throw shooting (25 of 37) prevented the visitors from getting back in the game.

Zver finished with eight points and a game-high 20 rebounds for the winners while Ashley O’Shell led three different Mounties in double figures with 25 points.

Against Penn State Altoona on Saturday, the Hawks trailed 28-29 at the half and were down by as many as seven in the second half before a Zver free throw put the Hawks up 47-46 with 5:28 to play. A free throw by the Lions Erin Shields at 3:55 was the only point the Hawks would allow the rest of the game. Hilbert shot an impressive 52.2% from the field and converted seven of 10 free throws over the final 20 minutes of play to seal the win.

Hilbert’s Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) scored 15 points and hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds while McHale had her second straight double-double with 15 points, 12 boards and five blocked shots. Lee-Jeffries chipped in with 14 markers as the Hawks again owned a huge rebounding advantage, 47-29. Brittany Poorman scored 15 points to lead the Lions (3-11, 2-6).

AMCC play continues on Tuesday, January 24th, as the Hawks hit the road for a 6:00 pm game at Penn State Behrend.

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.