Women’s Basketball Season ends at Frostburg State

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

Lee-Jeffries Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer

FROSTBURG, MD – The Hilbert College women’s basketball season came to a close Tuesday night with a 90-61 loss to Frostburg State in the first round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Tournament. With the loss, the #6 seeded Hawks complete 2005-06 season at 6-19 overall while finishing sixth in the AMCC with a 5-13 record.

A lay-up by Hilbert’s Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) with 13:30 to play in the first half gave the visiting Hawks a 16-11 lead, but the advantage would be short lived as the Bobcats would force 17 turnovers to take a 37-35 lead at the break. The lead would grow to as many as 31 late in the second half as the home team shot a sizzling 62.5% from the filed while forcing another 16 turnovers to improve to 18-8 on the year.

Frostburg’s Krystin Hargrove poured in a game high 31 points on 13 of 18 shooting to lead four different Bobcats in double figures. Despite shooting 51.9% form the field on the night, the Hawks converted only three of six free throws while the Bobcats made 17 of 27 attempts.

Hilbert was led by Bergman’s 18 points while teammate Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) poured in 12 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 15 points to become the Hawks all-time leading scorer with 1,090 points. The 6’1 senior forward surpassed the previous mark of 1,086 set by 2004 graduate Amanda Smolarek.

Hawks coach Kara Rehbaum will look forward to the return of nine players for the 2006-07 season, while the #3 seeded Bobcats advance to play #2 seed University of Pitt-Greensburg at 8:00 pm Friday.

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.