Defense key to Storm win over Lady Hawks

Release Date:
January 30, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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PAINESVILLE, OH – Lake Eire College picked up their seventh straight victory Wednesday night with a 63-46 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win over Hilbert College (0-18, 0-11) at the Athletic Center Arena. The host Storm played a solid defensive game registering 20 steals and holding the Hawks to just 14 first half points. Lake Erie would utilize 38 points from their bench to improve to 11-7 overall and 9-2 in the AMCC.

The first half saw the visiting Hawks score the opening bucket, but Lake Eire would take the lead for good at 4-2 on a Tayla Parnell jumper just 1:55 into the game. The hosts settled for a 34-14 lead at the intermission and withstood the Hawks outscoring the Storm 32-29 in the second half. Both teams combined for just 13 free throw attempts on the night with Hilbert connecting on six of eight.

The Hawks got 16 points from guard Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) and an eight-point, 10 rebound effort out of forward Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh). The 5’11 senior now stands just seven rebounds away from the 1,000 plateau. Hilbert shot six of 15 (40%) from the arc and converted 17 of their 56 attempts from the field.

Lake Erie, the AMCC’s second ranked team, placed four players in double-figures behind Renese Ames’ 16 points, five assists, and four steals. The Storm registered 19 more shot attempts than the Hawks converting 26 of 75 field goal attempts in the win.

Hilbert will regroup for a match-up with conference foe La Roche College this Saturday at the Hafner Recreation Center. Tip off against the Redhawks is scheduled for 2:00 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.