Lady Hawks fall to Mavs in season finale

Release Date:
February 23, 2008
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BUFFALO, NY – 12 different Medaille College Lady Mavericks scored in Saturday’s 64-39 win over Hilbert College at the Sullivan Center as the host team ran it’s record to 23-2 overall and 17-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The Hawks finish the 2007-08 campaign at 0-25 and 0-18 in league play.

The Hawks’ Kaitlyn Miller swished three consecutive free throws to start the game after being fouled on the visitor’s first possession, but the 3-0 lead would be short-lived. Hilbert would score just one point over the final 7:01 of the half as the nation’s number 16th ranked team raced to a 32-15 half-time lead. Medaille held Hilbert to just four of 20 shooting (20%) during the first 20:00 of play.

The second half saw the Mavericks blow the game wide open with a 28-7 run as the AMCC’s top team never looked back. Hilbert would sink five three-pointers over the final 6:15, but it was too little, too late.

Marisa Clark paced the winners with eight points, seven rebounds, and seven of the Mavericks 20 steals. The winners owned a 47-27 edge on the boards with 23 coming on the offensive end.

Hilbert got 11 points, 4 rebounds and three assists from sophomore Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West), and eight points, seven boards, and five blocks from senior Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh).

Fourth-year Hilbert head coach Kara Rehbaum will look forward to the scheduled return of eight seasoned players next year. Challenges will come in trying to replace outgoing seniors Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew), Kellie Tingley (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport), and McHale, the program’s first player to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.

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.