Late Run Pushes Medaille Past Hilbert, 69-52

Release Date:
February 6, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

February 5, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) recorded her ninth double-double of the season (18 points, 14 rebounds), but it wasn’t enough as Medaille College defeated a pesky Hilbert College women’s basketball team, 69-52.  The loss drops the Hawks to 6-13 on the season, and 4-9 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play.  Medaille College improves to 14-5, 9-4 in AMCC play.


Playing in front of their largest home crowd of the season, the Hawks led for much of the first half behind strong play from Lee-Jeffries and freshman Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh).  The duo combined to score 17 points and grab 17 rebounds as the Hawks outrebounded Medaille, 32-20, in the first half, and led 32-30 at halftime.


The game remained close for the first ten minutes of the second half, and an Amanda McHale lay-in gave the Hawks a 44-40 advantage with 11:05 to play.  The next five minutes proved costly for Hilbert, however, as Medaille went on a 16-0 run, capped by a three-pointer from Medaille’s Amanda Walling.  That gave Medaille their largest lead of the game at that point, 56-44, a lead that they would not relinquish. 


McHale also finished the game with a double-double (12 points, 13 rebounds), her fifth of the season.  Amy Anderson (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) grabbed 12 rebounds for Hilbert.  Freshman sensation Amanda Baker led Medaille with 28 points and 11 rebounds, and fellow freshman Marisa Clark added 14 points and eight assists for Medaille.


Hilbert College looks to rebound on Tuesday, February 8 as they travel to Penn State Behrend in an AMCC contest.  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.