Hawks Dominate Boards In Loss

Release Date:
February 15, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – In an AMCC battle, the Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to Pitt-Bradford 56-41 on February 15.  The Hawks (3-21, 2-15) played solid defense which kept the Panthers (10-14, 8-9) from getting into a rhythm, but were plagued by their own shooting woes, connecting on just 23.3% from the floor on the night.

The Hawks dominated the boards, pulling down 53 rebounds for the game, but committed 26 turnovers which Bradford took full advantage of.  The Panther bench seemed deep, as 23 of their points came from the reserves and with Alicia Kimmel leading all scorers with 12 points.

For the Hawks, Julie Bossard led with nine points and six rebounds.  Natalie Whitman led defensively with 10 rebounds.

In addition to Kimmel, the Panthers were also supported by Hollie Rapp’s double-double performance of 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Hilbert will play in their final AMCC contest of the season this Saturday, February 18, when they host Penn State Altoona at 4pm.

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.