Hawks Fall Short In Rally

Release Date:
February 18, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – In a super-charged AMCC game, the Hilbert College women’s basketball team lost to Penn State Altoona 65-56 on February 18 in their final outing of 2012. The game also marked the last time senior Julie Bossard would suit up for the Hawks after a four-year playing career. 

After back-and-fourth scoring for most of the first period, a three-pointer by Jessica Jamison put the Hawks up by two, and they would go into halftime with a 22-19 advantage. Altoona came out ready to play, going on a 16-6 run in the opening six minutes of the new half. A layup by Natalie Whitman with 1:26 to go in the game put the Hawks within reach of a win, but Altoona answered back and ultimately won the game.
Despite controlling the boards the entire game again (55 rebounds), Hilbert struggled to find the bottom of the net, connecting on just 18 field goals, and shooting 18-37 from the charity stripe. Both teams played physically, tallying a combined total of 55 fouls between the opponents for the game.
Whitman led all scorers, and recorded a double-double, with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Hilbert. Jenah Labuski added 10 points and Bossard contributed eight points and seven rebounds in her final outing with the Hawks.
For Altoona, Casey Drick led the Lions with 16 points, followed by teammate Brittany Kaewell with 14. Kaleigh Floyd contributed 10 points and Moira Corrigan led all rebounders with 15 for the game.
The Hilbert College women’s basketball team concluded their season with a 3-21 overall record (2-16 AMCC record).

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.