Anderson's Career Night Sparks Hawks To Victory

Release Date:
January 18, 2005
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January 18, 2005


HAMBURG, NY - Sophomore Amy Anderson (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) recorded career-highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Hilbert College Hawks women’s basketball team to a 65-59 victory over the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Panthers on Tuesday night.  The win improves the Hawks record to 4-8, 2-4 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play.  Pitt-Bradford drops to 5-8 overall, 3-3 in the AMCC. 


After a back and forth game that saw 13 ties and 11 lead changes, the Hawks finally gained control at the 10:03 mark in the second half.  After a three-point play by the Panthers’ Samantha Groller gave Pitt-Bradford a 43-42 lead, the Hawks staged a 16-4 run over the next seven minutes.  The run was capped by an Anderson three-pointer, and gave Hilbert a 58-46 lead with 3:25 remaining in the game.  The Panthers staged a late comeback attempt, cutting the lead to four with :24 seconds remaining, but it was not enough as the Hawks held on.


Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) notched her seventh double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds.  Lee-Jeffries also had two blocks, and is averaging 4.0 blocks per game, which ranks her second amongst Division III women players.


The Hilbert College women’s basketball team is next in action on Friday, January 21 in Cresson, PA, as they take on AMCC opponent Mount Aloysius College.  Tip 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.