La Roche Maintains Top Position

Bossard swats 8 balls
Release Date:
December 4, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – Freshman Casie Cygan had game highs 20 points and 6 steals to lead the La Roche women’s basketball team to a 97 – 27 victory over the Hilbert Hawks on December 4. The RedHawks (7-1) maintain their top position in the AMCC league standings with their second win in as many tries. Hilbert dropped their first conference game and move to 1-5 overall.

At 15:38, Hilbert put their first points on the board off an Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) traditional 3-point play. By that time, the visitors held a 21-3 lead and continued to push forward to a 58-13 half time score.   La Roche had a 33-17 advantage on the boards, while shooting a hot 47% from behind the 3 point arc. Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) had the best stats across the board for the Hawks with 5 points, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

Hilbert defensively prevented La Roche from hitting the century mark. With 5 and a half minutes left to go in the game and the score at 97-21, Bossard swatted 4 balls herself to finish with 8 for the game, giving her sole possession of the AMCC Individual Game High for the season.   

Bossard {in photo to right}  finished with 9 points and shared game-high rebounding honors with teammate Grosch (9). La Roche’s AMCC Preseason Player of the Year, Chantelle Jennings, had a solid game shooting 6-9 (2-3 from arc), perfect from the charity stripe to pair with 2 assists, 2 steals and no turnovers.  Five RedHawks scored in double figures and as a team outrebounded Hilbert 67-43 (37 offensive).

Up next in conference play, Hilbert hosts Penn State Behrend on December 8 in a 6pm start.

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.