Hawks Split Weekend Conference Games

Release Date:
December 6, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

December 4, 2004


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Hilbert Hawks women’s basketball team picked up a road conference victory against Lake Erie College, 61-35, on Saturday.  In a game the previous day at La Roche College, the Hawks fell 52-35.  The Hawks record moved to 2-3 overall, and 1-1 in Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference play.


In the game Friday night against La Roche in Pittsburgh, PA, the Hawks started out poorly, falling behind 18-5 at the 8:27 mark of the first half.  Trailing 27-11 to start the second half, La Roche began the second half with five consecutive points, building a 21 point lead that essentially put the game away.     


Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) recorded her third double-double of the season, notching 13 points and 11 rebounds.  Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) led all rebounders with 12, including seven offensive boards.  La Roche’s Kari Whiteman led all scorers with 22 points.


The Hawks then traveled to Painesville, Ohio the next day for a game at Lake Erie College.  The women came out strong at the start, scoring the first six points of the game.  La Roche fought back and hung with the Hawks, but a 10-1 run to end the half gave Hilbert a 25-15 lead going into halftime. 


The second half was much the same story, as the inside play of Autumn Lee-Jeffries and Amanda McHale was too much for the Redhawks.  Lee-Jeffries led all scorers with 20 points, while also pulling down 10 boards and notching a season-best eight blocked shots.  McHale also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.  Junior Kristen Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) and sophomore Perri Kraengel (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) combined for 19 points off the bench for the Hawks.


The Hawks next game is Saturday, December 11th at home against Keuka College.  The game is scheduled for a 2:00 PM tip-off.

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.