Hawks Drop Defensive Struggle at UPB, 55-39

Release Date:
February 1, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

February 1, 2005


BRADFORD, PA – Pitt-Bradford’s Cassandra Wilson led three Lady Panthers in double figures with 16 points, as the Hilbert College women’s basketball team struggled on the road, falling to the University of Pitt-Bradford 55-39.  The Hawks record falls to 6-12 on the season, and 4-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).  Pitt-Bradford ups their record to 8-11, 6-6 in the AMCC.


The Hawks were terrific on the defensive end, holding the Panthers to 23.6% shooting for the game.  The key to the game, however, was Pitt-Bradford’s dominance on the boards, as they outrebounded Hilbert 67-40.  The 67 rebounds set a University of Pitt-Bradford school record, eclipsing the previous best, 65, set in 1995. 


Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) was the only player in double-figures for the Hawks with 12 points.  Freshman Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) recorded 15 rebounds and 6 blocks in the losing effort.  Samantha Groller recorded a double-double for the Panthers, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. 


The Hilbert College athletic department is inviting all area youth to attend the Hawks upcoming basketball doubleheader on Saturday, February 5th, as Hilbert College hosts local rival Medaille College in NCAA Basketball’s 10th Anniversary Take A Kid to the Game (TAKG) day celebration at the Hafner Recreational Center.  All youth (8th grade and under) will receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.  The women’s team will begin the twin-bill at 2:00 p.m., immediately followed by the men’s game. 

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.