Lady Hawks Drop Key AMCC Road Games

Release Date:
February 18, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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CRESSON, PA – With the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Tournament just days away, the Hilbert College women’s basketball team suffered two critical losses in attempting to secure one of the league’s top six play-off spots. On Friday night the Hawks lost 63-74 at Penn State Altoona and this afternoon dropped a 62-68 decision to Mount Aloysius College. The Hawks close-out the regular season at 6-18 overall and 5-13 in AMCC play.

Against the Lions (6-18, 5-13) Friday night, the visiting Hawks played catch-up through out the night as PSA converted 25 points off of 25 Hilbert turnovers to help avenge an earlier season 47-59 loss in Hamburg, NY. Erin McGowan came off the bench to score 19 points while leading four Lions in double figures as the winners outscored the Hawks bench 37-20 on the night.

Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) scored 20 points for the Hawks who also got 18 points and 11 rebounds from Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh).

Trailing 17-32 at the half on Saturday, the Hawks mustered a late second half rally but couldn’t overcome a ferocious Mounties defense that collected 20 steals on the afternoon. Hilbert would own a 43-32 rebounding margin while converting 12 of 13 free throw attempts on the afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as the Mounties hauled in 17 offensive boards and drained 21 of 30 free throws to ice the win.

Autumn Lee Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 22 points on 10 of 14 shooting to pace the Hawks. Bergman would score 13 points while hauling in a game-high 15 rebounds and McHale chipped in with 11 points and 14 boards.

Ashley O’Shell scored 18 points for the winners who picked up their first AMCC win of the year to close the season at 4-21, 1-17.

Hilbert will wait for results from around the league to see if their season will continue with the upcoming AMCC Tournament.

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.