Lady Hawks Stopped At Medaille

Release Date:
January 21, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Medaille College raced to a 33-19 halftime lead en route to a 72-47 North Eastern Athletic Conference win over visiting Hilbert College last night in women’s NCAA Division III basketball.

Cheryl Hoch poured in a game-high 22 points behind five three-pointers to go along with 10 rebounds to lead the Mavericks. Teammate Lynn Buehlmann contributed 18 points to go along with six rebounds for Medaille (8-6, 1-1). The Mavs shot a sizzling 53 percent from behind the arc on the night while forcing 26 Hilbert turnovers.

The Hawks came into the game ranked 15th in the country in field-goal percentage defense, holding opponents to just over 32 percent from the field. The Mavericks shot 38 percent from the field last night while the Hawks were a chilly 29 percent.

The Hawks (5-9, 1-2) were led by Amanda Smolarek’s (Villa Maria/Lancaster, NY) nine points and nine rebounds while teammate Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) had seven points, seven rebounds, and six blocked shots. Lee-Jeffries currently has 45 blocks on the year, good enough to be tied for 11th in the country.

Hilbert returns to the Hafner Recreation Center Sunday for a 1 p.m. game against Chatham 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.