Balanced scoring helps Lady Mavs by basketball Hawks

Release Date:
January 21, 2008
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HAMBURG, NY – 12 different players reached the scoring column as Medaille College won their 15th straight game with a 69-39 victory at Hilbert College on Monday. The Mavs used a 33-5 edge in offensive rebounds to improve to 14-1 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Despite shooting almost 41% from the field during the first 20:00, the Hawks trailed 23-37 at the half. A second-half comeback never materialized as the home team connected on just five of 16 second half field goal attempts (31%). On the afternoon, Medaille would score 27 points off of Hilbert errors while utilizing 29 points from their bench to blow open the game.

Sara Bukas led Medaille with 11 points and Amanda Baker finished with 10 points and eight of the Mavs’ 54 rebounds.

Hilbert was paced by Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) who finished six of 10 from the field, including three of five from beyond the arc for a team-high 15 points. Teammate Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) reached double figures with 14 points to go with seven rebounds.

The Hawks (0-16, 0-9) will be off until Saturday’s road trip to 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.