PSA too much for Lady Hawks

Release Date:
December 1, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked four shots, but it wasn’t enough as Penn State Altoona defeated Hilbert College 59-33 Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Lions to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Hilbert falls to 0-6 on the year with a 0-2 mark in the AMCC.

A pair of McHale free throws at 7:42 of the first half gave the home team an early 14-7 lead, but Altoona would close the half on a 16-0 run to take 23-16 lead into the locker room. The Lions would take 20 more first half shots than the Hawks while securing 13 offensive rebounds. A tough Lions defense also forced 17 turnovers during the first 20:00 of play to stifle the Hilbert offense.

The second half would see the Lions run their lead to as many as 28 points while dominating both ends of the floor. Alicia Glasser would come off the bench to lead all scorers with 16 points while teammate Erin McGowan contributed 10 in 20:00 of work.

Altoona held a 47-34 edge on the glass while scoring 30 points off 27 Hilbert turnovers.

Amanda Ratajczak (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) finished with 11 points and five rebounds as the only other Hawk in double figures.

Hilbert will face Penn State Behrend on Wednesday night for a 6:00 pm contest in Erie, PA.

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.