Tigers Claw Past Visiting Hawks

Release Date:
November 30, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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ROCHESTER, NY – Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) held on to a 25-20 halftime lead en route to a 56-47 win over Hilbert College in NCAA Division III women’s basketball action on Tuesday. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-3 overall, while RIT improved to 1-0.

The host Tigers forced 30 Hilbert turnovers and held the Hawks leading scorer Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) in check, allowing only two points, including 0-1 from the field. R.I.T. was paced by Ramata Diallo’s 19 points and 12 rebounds while Christina Ermie chipped in with 15 for the winners.

The Hawks got 11 points and nine rebounds from sophomore forward Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) in the losing effort. Senior guard Cheri White led Hilbert in scoring with 13 markers.

Hilbert College returns to action on Friday, December 2nd as the Hawks play host to La Roche College at 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.