HC Women’s Basketball defeats Lake Erie; falls to La Roche

Release Date:
January 30, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

January 30, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 26 points as the Hilbert College women’s basketball team came away with a 71-51 victory over Lake Erie College on Friday night.  The next night, La Roche College was able to overcome a first half deficit and defeat the Hawks, 56-51.  Hilbert is now 6-11 on the season, and 4-7 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play.


Against Lake Erie on Friday, the Hawks used stifling defense to run away with the game.  Hilbert caused 26 turnovers and recorded 17 steals in the contest.  They also limited the Storm to 25.8% shooting on the game.


Lee-Jeffries added five blocks and five steals to go along with her game-high 26 points.  Amy Anderson (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) scored 20 points, while Kristen Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) contributed with 16 points off the bench.  Lake Erie was led by Loni Sargent’s 20 points.


On Saturday afternoon, the Hawks took on La Roche College in a critical conference matchup, and took a lead 25-20 lead at halftime.  La Roche took advantage of foul trouble on the Hawks interior players, and outscored Hilbert by nine in the second half to take control of the game.


Freshman Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) recorded a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Nikki Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) led the Hawks with 16 points.  The Hawks leading scorer, Lee-Jeffries, who came into the game averaging 15.0 points per game, was held scoreless.  Megan Snyder led the Redhawks with 19 points and 11 rebounds.


The Hawks travel to Bradford, PA on Tuesday, February 1 in a road conference game against the University of Pitt-Bradford.  The game 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.