Hawks drop road opener to Alfred

Release Date:
November 23, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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November 23, 2004


ALFRED, NY – Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) recorded her second consecutive double-double, finishing with 24 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Hilbert College women’s basketball team lost on the road to Alfred University, 56-50, on Tuesday night.  The Hawks record now stands at 1-1 on the season.


The Hawks led the entire first half, and opened up a 16-9 lead after an offensive rebound putback by Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) at the 10:15 mark.  Alfred fought back and was able to tie the game at 27 going into the half.


In the second half, the Hawks struggled on the offensive end, shooting 28 percent from the field and only 50 percent from the free throw line, as Alfred shot out to a commanding 44-35 lead with 9:15 remaining in the game and didn’t look back.  The Saxons never trailed again despite a desperate comeback attempt by Hilbert.  Alfred finished the game with eight three-pointers, while Hilbert shot 0-for-4 from beyond the arc. 


McHale had a game-high 15 rebounds in a losing effort, while Amy Anderson (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was the only other Hawk player to reach double figures in scoring with 10.  Alfred was led by Michelle Kelly’s 19 points and 5 assists, including six three-pointers.


The Hawks will face the Rochester Institute of Technology in their next contest, a non-conference home game on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:00 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.