Barons Too Big For Hawks

Release Date:
January 31, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY:  Franciscan University of Steubenville rebounded their way to victory over the Hilbert Hawks on January 31 (48-35). The taller Barons found their way to the offensive glass for second chance opportunities resulting in their second conference win of the year (2-13 AMCC). Hilbert’s offensive run in the second half cut the lead to eight points but couldn’t get any closer. The Hawks find themselves with their 20th loss of year.

Hilbert started the game slowly giving Franciscan a double-digit lead 5 minutes into the game and had to play catch up from there. Franciscan took a 30-17 lead into half time, but that lead didn’t last long. The Hawks continued to hang around within reach of breaking into a single digit deficit. By the final horn, after 27 trips to the foul line, the Barons grabbed the win.
Hilbert was led by sophomore guard Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) with 11 points. Sophomore Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) worked the boards for the Hawks grabbing 6 rebounds for the day. Hilbert struggled from the floor (28% field goal percentage) and were out rebound 39-33.   {Sophomore Amanda Dudek in photo to right}
Cara Mitchell finished the game with 23 points for the visitors (18 at half time on 7-11 shooting). 
Coming up next for the Hawks is a rematch with Franciscan University next Saturday, February 6 in Steubenville. Today’s game was originally scheduled to be played January 2. Hilbert has a bye this week in the AMCC schedule so they will begin to prepare for the Barons again, this time as a road team.  


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.