Women’s Basketball Team Earns Weekend Split

Release Date:
January 28, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team recorded an important 72-66 win over Lake Erie College Friday night before falling to La Roche College on Saturday, 49-61. The weekend split in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) moves the Hawks to 6-11 overall and 5-6 in conference play.

Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) drained six three pointers en route to a game high 20 points, and Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) scored 17 points while grabbing 15 rebounds Friday night in Painesville, OH. The Hawks held off a relentless Storm rally, which saw the home team, outscore the visiting Hawks 38-36 in the second half. On the night, the Storm launched 31 more shot attempts than the Hawks but connected on only 29.6% from the field.

On Saturday afternoon, The Hawks trailed the host Redhawks 17-33 at the intermission and had no answers in stopping guard Ti’la Hardeman who led all scorers with 20 points on the day. Hilbert’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) finished the game with 17 points and 11 rebounds while leading scorer Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) finished with 15 points and 11 boards. Bergman chipped in with 11 points and 11 boards in the losing effort

Lee-Jeffries recorded her 994th career point on Saturday and could pass the 1,000-point mark on Tuesday when the Hawks play host to the University of Pitt-Bradford. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.