Hawks Start Slow, Fall to PS Behrend, 67-49

Release Date:
February 8, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

February 8, 2005


ERIE, Penn. – Turnovers plagued the Hilbert College women’s basketball team on the road at Penn State Behrend, as the Hawks committed 27 errors in their 67-49 loss on Tuesday night.  The loss dropped the Hawks to 6-14 on the season, and 4-10 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play.  Penn State Behrend improves to 13-9 on the season, and 8-7 in conference games.


In a game in which the Behrend Lions never trailed, Penn State Behrend went on a 17-1 run midway through the first half to bump their lead to 37-15.  The Hawks committed six turnovers during the run, as the home team tallied four steals and committed one turnover.


The second half was an improvement for Hilbert, as they shot 46% from the field and outscored Penn State Behrend, 30-28.  Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the second period, but it wasn’t nearly enough for the Hawks. 


Lee-Jeffries was the only Hawk player in double figures in scoring.  Nikki Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) was next with nine points.  Tenesha Aden led Penn State Behrend with 16 points.


The Hilbert College women’s basketball team looks to rebound on the road as they take on the University of Pitt-Greensburg on Friday, February 11.  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.