Scoring Drought Hurts Women's Basketball

Release Date:
December 8, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


ERIE, PA – Penn State Behrend used a big second half spurt to capture a 70-21 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Hilbert College in women’s basketball December 7. Julie Bossard scored 8 points and 2 blocks and Katie Newton pulled down 7 rebounds in the Hawks loss. Behrend’s Julia Myers earned 10 points/14 rebounds to lead four players in double digit scoring as the Lions secured their third AMCC win in as many tries.

After Behrend built a 6-0 advantage, Jenah Labuski broke the ice for the Hawks off a pass from Kateland Ball.  At 12:39, Sarah Lorusso hit two free throws to make it a two point game (6-4) and after  Bossard put a the ball through the net three minutes later, the Hawks completed their first half scoring. With Hilbert’s eight percent field goal shooting, Behrend took a 25-6 half time lead to the locker room.

During the second twenty minutes, Hilbert warmed up from the floor making 30% of their shots, but Behrend also took it up a notch shooting 56% from the floor (44% from long distance).   Bossard was three for five from the floor earning six points in the second stanza to lead the Hawks.

Behrend scored 37 points off turnovers and held a 46-32 rebounding advantage.

Hilbert returns home December 10 for their next AMCC contest against Pitt-Greensburg (2-6, 1-2) at 4pm.

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.