HC Women Edged by Penn State Behrend, 47-44

Release Date:
January 26, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

January 26, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Behrend’s Tenesha Aden hit two free throws with :23 seconds remaining, as the Behrend Lions upended the Hilbert College Hawks, 47-44 on Tuesday night.  The loss drops the Hawks record to 5-10 overall, 3-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).  Penn State Behrend improves to 10-6 on the year, 5-4 in the AMCC.


Both teams got off to very slow starts, with Hilbert going into the locker room with a 19-18 advantage.  The Behrend Lions shot just 20.0% from the field in the first half, while the Hawks also shot poorly (26.7%).


Consecutive three-pointers to start the second half gave Penn State Behrend its largest lead of the game, 24-19, with 19:17 remaining in the contest.  The lead grew to nine at the 14:01 mark on a jumper by Penn State Behrend’s Kristen Connolly. 


The Hawks fought back, and two free throws by Amy Anderson (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) tied the game at 44 with :34 seconds remaining.  Hilbert had one last chance, but a shot by Kristen Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) missed, securing the victory for the Behrend Lions.


Anderson led the Hawks with 16 points and added eight rebounds.  Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) tied her season-high with eight blocked shots.  Freshman Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) notched a game-high 13 rebounds in the losing effort.


The Hawks will continue their home stand this weekend, as they host the Lake Erie College Storm on Friday, January 28 in a key AMCC contest.  The game is scheduled for a 6:00 PM start.



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.