Clarkson Sneaks By Hilbert in Women's Basketball

Release Date:
December 15, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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December 15, 2004


HAMBURG, NY – Visiting Clarkson University earned a hard fought 48-46 win over the Hilbert College women’s basketball team Wednesday night at the Hafner Recreation Center.  The loss drops the Hawks to 2-5 on the young season, and completes first semester play for first-year head coach Kara Rehbaum’s squad.


A jumper by Clarkson’s Linda Fernandez with :08 remaining in regulation gave the Knights a 48-45 lead they wouldn’t surrender.  Hilbert’s Kristen Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) was fouled on a drive to the basket in the final seconds and the junior guard converted one out of two free throws to round out the scoring.  An attempt to regain possession failed and the visiting Golden Knights escaped with the two point win.


Clarkson’s Mickala Henderson finished with 13 points while Fernandez chipped in with 12 points, nine rebounds, and six steals for the winners.


Hilbert’s Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) led all scorers with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and seven blocked shots.  Curry finished with 13 markers for the Hawks in the losing effort.


Hilbert College returns to action on January 4th for a home game against local rival, D’Youville College.  Game time is scheduled for 6:00 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.