Lady Hawks Downed at PSB

Release Date:
January 24, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team surrendered 47 second half points Tuesday night en route to a disappointing 38-83 loss to Penn State Behrend at the Junker Center. The loss drops the Hawks to 5-10 overall and 4-5 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) while the Behrend Lions improve to 9-7, 6-3.

A late first half surge cut the Behrend Lions lead to 36-25 at the half, but cold shooting woes and a tough Penn State Behrend defense would plague the Hawks over the second 20 minutes. The Behrend Lions shot a sizzling 61.8% from the field while holding the Hawks to only four second half field goals. The winners recorded 26 steals on the night and forced 37 turnovers while Julia Andrus led four different players in double-figures with 16 points.

Hilbert’s Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels) and Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) each scored 10 points in a losing effort.

Earlier in the day, Hilbert College sophomore Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as the South Region Player of the Week.

The Hawks will look to regroup for this Friday’s game at Lake Erie College. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 pm in Painesville, OH.

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.