League Leading Mavs Too Much For Lady Hawks

Release Date:
February 4, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY – Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) power Medaille College raced to a 42-13 halftime lead and never looked back in earning a 77-31 win over the Hilbert College women’s basketball team on Saturday. The win improves the Mavericks to 18-1 overall and 13-0 in conference play while the Hawks drop to 6-13, 5-8.

13 different Mavericks got into the scoring column with Marisa Clark, Amanda Baker, and Janessa Vandegriff each scoring 10 points for the winners. A stiff Medaille defense forced 31 Hilbert turnovers while holding the Hawks to just 20.8% shooting from the field.

Hilbert’s Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds while Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) chipped in with five blocked shots.

The Hawks will look to regroup quickly as Penn State Behrend comes to the Hafner Recreation Center on Tuesday, February 7th for a 6:00 pm game. Hilbert stands alone in sixth place in the AMCC play-off race where the conference’s top six teams will advance to post-season play.

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.