Lady Hawks Fall to Keuka

Release Date:
February 2, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert College Lady Hawks recovered from Friday night’s 57-46 home loss to Keuka College to gain a 60-55 win over visiting Mt. Aloysius College Sunday. The win moves Hilbert to 8-10 on the year.

Keuka’s Rachael Everson scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds in Friday night’s North Eastern Athletic Conference win over the Hawks to lead the visiting Storm (9-5, 4-0).

Hilbert held a 28-27 advantage at the intermission, but went 5-30 from the field in the second half as the Hawks couldn’t find a way to score.

Kristen Curry (Wilson/Ransomville, NY) paced the Hawks with 11 points while teammate Amanda Smolarek (Villa Maria/Lancaster, NY) chipped in with six points and a game-high 15 rebounds. The loss drops the Hawks to 2-3 in conference play.

Smolarek poured in a game-high 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Sunday afternoon at the Hafner Recreation Center in Hilbert’s win over the Mounties from Mt. Aloysius College.

After leading 23-22 at the half, Smolarek scored on a put-back with 10:35 to play to trim the Mounties (4-16) lead to 38-37. The bucket gave Smolarek her 1,000th career point as the lead seesawed several times before Hilbert converted several free throws to secure the win. Smolarek becomes the first player in the program’s history to reach 1,000 points and now has 1,009 for her career.

Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Holy Angels/Buffalo, NY) and Amy Anderson (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) combined for 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners who return to action at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nazareth 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.