Lady Mavs Too Much For Hawks

Release Date:
February 17, 2007
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Season Ends with Disappointing Loss at Home

HAMBURG, NY – The Medaille College women’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 70-41 win over Hilbert College on Saturday. The win improves the Mavericks to an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) best 17-1 while finishing 21-4 overall. The Lady Hawks complete the 2006-07 campaign at 2-22 overall and 2-16 in the AMCC.

Both teams would take turns leading early before a pair of Amanda Baker free throws would give the visitors a 22-20 edge with 5:50 to play in the first half. Medaille would end the half on a 12-4 run and never relinquish the lead again.

Medaille would lead by as many as 31 in the second half before settling for the 29-point victory. Marissa Clark led the winners with a game-high 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and seven steals. The 5’8 junior recorded her 1,000th point in the victory and becomes just the fourth player in program history to reach the milestone. Kim Sendlak converted five of five field goals and finished with 11 points as nine different Mavericks got into the scoring column.

The Hawks were paced by Kellie Tingley’s (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport) nine points and eight rebounds. Lone senior Perri Kraengel (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) ended her collegiate career with two points and a rebound in a losing effort.

Third-year Hilbert coach Kara Rehbaum will look forward to the scheduled return of eight players next winter with hopes of getting back to the AMCC Tournament in 2007-08.

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.