Lorusso Leads Hawks In Defeat

Release Date:
December 10, 2011
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HAMBURG, NYSarah Lorusso’s 8 first half points led Hilbert College in a 25-23 half time advantage against Pitt-Greensburg in women’s basketball December 10. The Hawks beat the Bobcats in every category for 20 minutes but 20 minutes does not make a full basketball game.  Led by Casey Stanton’s 25 points/12 rebounds effort Greensburg (3-6, 2-2) captured their second AMCC victory in the 62-43 win.

Stanton opened the game’s scoring with a long three but she was immediately matched by a behind-the-arc make by Hilbert’s Julie Bossard.   Slowly, Greensburg built a nine point cushion (14-5), but Hilbert did not give up on defense and they continued to attack on offense. Tiana Cheasman tied the game with a driving layup just before Bossard’s two made free throws gave the home team their first lead at 3:49. Lorusso then sank a layup and made the following free throw to end play.  

After intermission, each team traded baskets for almost seven minutes. At 12:09 on the clock, Courtney DiBridge started a Bobcat 20-0 run to seal the game. Bossard’s two free throws ended the run at 4:34.

Bossard finished with 9 points and 6 rebounds (3 steals) with Amber Grosch and Cheasman  each netted 8 points in the loss. Greensburg’s Lexi Elliott (13) and Hannah Falcsik (12) each broke into double digits.

The Hilbert women’s basketball team (0-9, 0-3) takes a break for the holiday season.   The Hawks return to action January 4, 2012 when they host cross town rival Medaille College at 8pm.



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.