HC Women Edged by Penn State Behrend, 56-46

Release Date:
February 7, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Penn State-Behrend’s Rachel Slomski racked up 24 points on eight of twelve shooting to help upend Hilbert College 56-46 Tuesday night in women’s collegiate basketball action. The loss drops the Hawks record to 6-14 overall, 5-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Penn State-Behrend improves to 13-8 on the year and 10-5 in the AMCC.

Both teams got off to very slow starts, with Penn State Behrend going into the locker room with a 28-22 advantage. The Behrend Lions shot 35% from the field in the first half, while the Hawks connected on just 31% from the field.

The Hawks would get as close as 42-47 with just 4:38 to play, but consecutive three-pointers by Jessica Serafin and some missed free throws by the home team would put the game out of reach. The visiting Behrend Lions would come away with 14 steals on the evening while connecting on 14 of 16 from the charity stripe.

Freshman Lindsay Bergman (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) led Hilbert College with 14 points and six rebounds. Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

The Hawks will continue their home stand this weekend, as they host the University of Pitt-Greensburg Panthers in a key AMCC contest. The game is scheduled for a 6:00 PM start Friday night.

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.