Women’s basketball downed by FSU

McHale drops 27 in defeat
Release Date:
January 19, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FROSTBURG, MD – Hilbert College’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) scored a season-high 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as Frostburg State defeated the visiting Hawks 74-58. The Bobcats placed five players in double figures while picking up their second Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win of the season on Saturday.

The Hawks would hold a brief 4-3 lead at 17:35, but that’s as close as they would get as the Bobcats would build an early 18-point cushion. Frostburg settled for a 33-22 advantage at the half, using a solid defensive effort to limit the Hawks to just eight field goals during the first 20:00.

In the second half, an Amanda Ratajczak (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) layup with 5:52 to play would get the Hawks within nine, but Frostburg calmly sank 10 of its last 11 free throws to ice the win.

Shanell Williams paced the winners with 18 points and six rebounds while picking up two of the Bobcats 20 steals on the day. Frostburg claimed a 42-34 victory in the rebounding game with 23 coming on the offensive end.

McHale finished 11 of 16 on the day with 17 points coming in the second half. Teammate Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) was the only other Hawk to reach double figures and finished with 11 markers and seven rebounds.

Hilbert (0-15, 0-8) will return home and play host to local foe, and conference rival Medaille College (13-1, 7-0) on Monday at 1:00 pm.

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.