UPB Tops Lady Hawks; Lee-Jeffries Surpasses 1,000 Points

Release Date:
January 31, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College senior Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) became just the second women’s basketball player to reach the 1,000 point plateau, but the Hawks lost 59-69 to the University of Pitt-Bradford Tuesday night.

Tied 21-21 after the first 20 minutes, the Hawks were outscored 48-38 in the second stanza despite shooting 48.1% from the field. The visiting Panthers took advantage of some costly Hilbert turnovers and slowly regained momentum with some timely free throw shooting down the stretch. Katie Moore scored 19 points to lead four different Panthers in double-figures on the night.

Hilbert’s Lindsey Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) paced the Hawks (6-12, 5-7) with 19 points and seven rebounds while Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) chipped in with 16 markers and nine boards in a losing effort. Lee-Jeffries finished the night with eight points and seven blocks, and now has 1,002 career points putting her 84 shy of all-time leading scorer Amanda Smolarek (’04).

The Hawks will travel to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) leader Medaille College on Saturday, February 4th for a 2:00 pm game against the Mavericks.

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.