Hawks Drop First Game After Break

Release Date:
January 4, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to AMCC cross-town rival Medaille College on January 4, 71-29.  The Hawks (0-10, 0-4) out rebounded their opponents 46-39 for the game, but couldn’t keep up with the 13 made three point baskets by the Mavericks (8-3, 4-1).
Medaille started the game with 15 unanswered points, before Tiana Cheasman opened the scoring for Hilbert with a layup.  The Hawks never recovered from their deficit but tried catch up to the visitors the entire game.
Meghan Dougherty and Alicia Montalvo from Medaille led all scorers in the game with 14.  Dougherty shot 4-6 from beyond the arc, and added two assists and three steals.  Mary Kate Bongiovanni rounded out the scoring for the Mavericks with 12 points and four rebounds.
Defensively for the Hawks, Amber Grosch dominated on the boards, totaling a game-high 11 rebounds.  Sarah Lorusso {in photo to right} paced the offense, having seven points, three assists, two steals and five rebounds.
Hilbert will be on the road this weekend playing AMCC opponents Franciscan at 5pm on January 7, and Penn State Altoona at 4pm on January 8.  The Hawks will return to the Hafner to host Mount Aloysius on January 14 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.