Cold Shooting Hurts The Hawks

Release Date:
January 26, 2013
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Box Score

ALTOONA, PA – Penn State Altoona used mini-runs each half to pull away from Hilbert College and secure a 58-41 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory in women’s basketball January 26.   Altoona’s Tamara Thomas pulled down 17 rebounds and scored 14 points to lead her host team to their second conference win this season (2-11). Freshman Courtney Coots finished with a team-high nine points to lead Hilbert (1-12).
Jenah Labuski hit back-to back buckets which gave Hilbert their only lead in the game with less than two minutes of play. Altoona went on an 11-0 run before Kateland Ball netted a layup at 13:09 cutting the score (13-6). The Lions continued their hold over the Hawks the rest of the first half, taking a 31-20 lead to the locker room.
Things didn’t change much in the second half, with both teams picking up where they left off before the break. Altoona held Hilbert to 25% shooting for the game but the Hawks grabbed 16 offensive rebounds. Each team finished with six blocks however the Lions had fewer turnovers than Hilbert (20 to 23).
Sarah Lorusso led the Hawks with seven rebounds while scoring seven points. Natalie Whitman chipped in eight points and Kateland Ball added seven points with four assists.
Hilbert returns to action next weekend when they host Mount Aloysius College (7-5, 12-7) February 2. 

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.