Lady Hawks Tamed by PSA Lions

Release Date:
January 20, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) poured in a season-high 30 points, but it wasn’t enough as Penn State Altoona topped the Hilbert College women’s basketball team 62-57 Saturday. The host Hawks dominated the paint outscoring the Lions 32-16, but surrender 25 offensive rebounds while dropping to 1-15 overall and 1-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The visiting Lions led most of the game and held a 30-25 advantage at the half. The Hawks shot 50% from the field while holding the Lions to a chilly 28.9% during the first 20 minutes.

A McHale layup with 11:36 to play gave the home team a 39-34 lead, but it was short lived. Penn State Altoona would go on an 18-4 run over the next 6:02 to regain a nine-point cushion. The Hawks would come as close as 57-61 with 00:08 remaining, but wouldn’t score again.

McHale finished with a game-high 16 rebounds and all seven of her team’s blocked shots. Lucy Zver (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) finished with 14 points and 12 boards in a losing effort. Shanice Thorton paced three Lions (4-12, 3-7) in double-figures with 15 points and eight rebounds, including six on the offensive end.

Hilbert will next prepare for the Storm of Lake Erie College on Wednesday night. Tip-off at the Hafner Recreation Center 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.