Hawks Bitten by Greensburg Bobcats

Release Date:
January 18, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY: On the last day of the winter break holiday, the women’s basketball team hosted the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg during an afternoon game on January 18. The visitor’s deep bench contributed to their ability to run away with a victory 86-24. Hilbert was led by sophomores: Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) scored 11 points and Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) pulled down 8 rebounds.

The Hawks (0-15, 0-10 AMCC) continue to show up and compete each game day, but they just didn’t have the horses to stay with Greensburg on Monday. By half time, the Bobcats held a commanding lead (47-12) and continued to move the ball and run the floor for easy layups in the second half. The Bobcats had four players hit for double figures in scoring with Kelsey Wilcox (preseason AMCC Player of the Year) leading the way with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The third-place team in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (8-3, 10-6 overall), Greensburg’s field goal percentage for the game was 52% compared to Hilbert’s 13%. Greensburg out rebounded the Hawks (55-35) which is where their offensive attack began.
Hilbert hits the road for their next two AMCC games. Thursday (21st) the team travels to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and then to La Roche College for the Saturday, January 23rd tip off.

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.