Medaille Over-powers the Hawks

Release Date:
February 1, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team was beaten by Medaille College (55-21) February 1. Hilbert (2-11, 3-17) never got on track offensively and struggled with foul trouble both halves against the Mavericks, who continue to hold onto second place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference standings with two weeks left to go in the season.  

Jenah Labuski was the lone Hawk to break into double digits for the night. Her 10 points and two steals were team highs during a game where twenty-one fouls were whistle against the visitors. Jessica Jamison grabbed eight rebounds in the loss.

Medaille opened the game with a quick three-pointer and continued their scoring till they held a 26-6 halftime advantage. Hilbert matched Medaille’s effort during the first twenty minutes. Both teams earned six points in the paint, Medaille scored 8 second –chance points compared to Hilbert’s 6; bench points were close with Medaille holding a 3 point advantage (5-2). Two major differences were Medaille scoring seven points off Hilbert’s 12 turnovers and the Mavericks shooting 23.5% from the floor as opposed to Hilbert’s 10% field goal percentage.

Medaille’s depth, with 10 players scoring in the second half, over powered the four Hawks who chipped in on the score board.

Hilbert returns to action February 4 when they host Franciscan University (1-11, 1-17) at 4 pm. The Hawks took a 67-54 victory in Steubenville, OH three weeks ago.

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.