Golden Flyers Stop McHale, Hawks

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

HAMBURG, NY – Nazareth College pulled away from a relentless Hilbert College women’s basketball squad Tuesday evening and escaped the Hafner Recreation Center with a 78-66 win. Hilbert forward Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) single handedly kept the Hawks close pouring in a game high 21 points while adding 18 rebounds on the evening. For the sophomore it was her third double-double of the season.

31 turnovers plagued the host Hawks who fall to 3-4 while Nazareth improves to 3-2. The Hawks won the battle on the boards 48-34.

The Golden Flyers took a 37-35 lead into the locker room at the half, with both teams shooting 43% from the field. The second half saw Nazareth’s full court press finally put the game out of reach as they outscored the Hawks 41-31.

Nazareth College’s Ali Sharpe scored 13 points while leading five different players in double figures. Hilbert guard Nikki Curry (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) and forward Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) combined for 23 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort.

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team looks to rebound next Friday, December 16th as they take on the SUNY IT Wildcats at 6:00 pm at home.

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.