Saxons Outscore Lady Hawks 81-64

Release Date:
November 21, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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ALFRED, NY – Clinging to a 35-32 halftime lead, the Alfred University women’s basketball team shot 55.9% from the field in the second half and beat the Hilbert College Hawks 81-64 Tuesday night. Melanie Jackson poured in a game-high 20 points to go with a game-high 12 rebounds to pace the winners who improve to 2-1 on the season. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-3 on the young season.

Playing their third straight road game, the Hawks struggled to contain the Saxons on the boards and were out-rebounded 56-42 while allowing 28 on the offensive end. Alfred took 33 more shot attempts but only shot 37.2% from the field on the night.

Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) finished with 18 points, including four three-pointers to lead four Hawks in double-figures. Lucy Zver (Jasper, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) and Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) recorded double-doubles with Zver scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while McHale finished with 10 and 10. Newcomer Kellie Tingley (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport) finished with 11 points on five of eight shooting.

The Hawks will next travel to Nazareth College on Sunday, November 26th for a 2:00 pm contest against the Golden Flyers.

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.