Lady Hawks Rally Denied By LEC

Release Date:
January 24, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team outscored Lake Erie College 35-20 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Storm hung on for a 58-57 win. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-16 on the year and 1-10 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The Storm (6-10, 6-5) held a 38-22 lead at the break before suffering through a seven of 36 performance from the field in the second-half (19.4%). On the night, Hilbert held a 51-49 edge in rebounds, but struggled from the foul line connecting on only 12 of 21 attempts.

Angela Bethel led all scorers with 22 points and connected on four of 10 three-pointers for the Storm. Hilbert’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) continued her strong play pouring in 19 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. Teammate Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) scored 15 points and hauled in seven boards in a losing effort.

The Hawks will travel to La Roche College on Saturday for a 4:00 pm contest against the Redhawks.

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.