LEC Gets By Lady Hawks

Release Date:
November 29, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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PAINESVILLE, OH - The Lake Erie College women's basketball team earned their first win of the season with a 57-49 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) victory over Hilbert College Tuesday.

A Lake Erie free throw broke an early 2-2 tie and the Storm never relinquished the lead the remainder of the night. Lake Erie held a 34-21 advantage at the break despite shooting only 31% from the filed.

The second half saw a reversal in scoring trends as the Hawks outscored the Storm 28-23. Lake Erie’s shooting woes continued as the Storm connected on only 29% (2-of-7) from the foul line and 13% (1-of-8) from beyond the arc. For the game, the Hawks shot 42% from the field, but were beaten badly on the offensive boards, 23-14.

Hilbert’s Lucy Zver (Jasper, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) led all scorers with 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Teammate Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) also turned in a double-double performance with 16 points, 10 boards, and a game high six blocked shots.

Lake Erie’s Stephanie Sample paced the winners with 13 points and six boards. The Storm is now 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the AMCC.

Hilbert (0-5, 0-1) returns to action on Saturday at AMCC opponent Penn State Altoona.

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.