Lady Hawks Top Mounties

Release Date:
February 3, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) poured in 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Hilbert College women’s basketball team to a 70-62 win over Mount Aloysius College on Saturday. The Hawks overcame 20 second-half turnovers and held off a late Mounties rally to improve to 2-18 overall and 2-12 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The host Hawks raced to a 38-22 halftime lead and held the visitors to just five field goals during the first twenty minutes of play. Hilbert never trailed on the night and built their biggest lead after a pair of McHale free throws gave the home team a 47-24 cushion with 17:49 to play.

The Mounties wouldn’t go away as they outscored the Hawks 24-10 over an eight minute stretch to cut the deficit to 64-60 with 00:34 remaining. Hilbert would convert six straight free throws to ice the game while holding off a late Mount Aloysius charge.

Sophomore Lucy Zver (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) racked up 14 points and 10 rebounds while freshman Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) and senior Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) combined for 21 points and 12 boards. With the win the Hawks snap a 13-game losing streak while sending the Mounties home at 8-11 (4-10).

Lindsey Bush scored 17 points and Brittany Fairman added 12 in a losing effort for Mount Aloysius.

The Hawks will return to action on Wednesday night as they take on the University of Pitt-Greensburg at 6:00 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.