Women’s Hoop Team Drops Two Over Weekend

Release Date:
December 13, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, Pa. – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team lost two games this weekend in the Penn State Behrend Winter Classic. The Hawks lost Friday 64-47 to Penn State Behrend and fell 70-50 to Grove City College Saturday afternoon.

Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) scored 16 points and blocked seven shots to lead Hilbert on Friday. Amanda Smolarek (Villa Maria/Lancaster, NY) scored five points to become Hilbert’s all-time leading scorer with 878 points. The record was previously held by Angie Modeste, who scored 865 points.

On Saturday, the Hawks were led by Kristen Curry (Wilson/Ransomville, NY), who scored 11 points and had four steals. Smolarek contributed nine points, 12 rebounds, and four steals. Curry was named to the all-tournament team for the weekend.

Hilbert (3-4) will return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday when they host Lake Erie College.

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.