Women’s basketball beaten by La Roche

Release Date:
February 2, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College women’s basketball player Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) scored 16 points and hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as La Roche College knocked off the Hawks 70-38 on Saturday. The visiting Redhawks utilized 25 points from their bench to improve to 13-6 overall and 8-4 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

La Roche jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed in the game. Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) connected on one of two free throws at 5:20 to cut the Redhawks lead to 25-15, but the visitors would score eight unanswered points before settling for a 33-17 advantage at the half.

In the second stanza, the La Roche would build a 33-point lead behind a 47% shooting performance from the filed. The Redhawks’ Lyndi Miloszewski poured in 13 of her game-high 18 points over the final 20:00, and a stiff defense scored 18 points off of Hilbert miscues. For the game, Marlis Graves dished out eight of La Roche’s 18 assists while also collecting five of her team’s 14 steals.

Hilbert’s Kellie Tingley (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport) netted 8 points behind a perfect four of four outing at the foul line. The senior guard also contributed two assists and a steal in a losing effort. Already the program’s all-time leading rebounder, McHale’s 13 boards on Saturday gives her 1,006 for her career. The senior forward is also just eight points shy of 1,000 for her career.

The Hawks (0-19, 0-12) will face conference foe Penn State Behrend on Wednesday night at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.