Women's Basketball Grabs Second Win

Release Date:
January 12, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


BUFFALO, NY – Hilbert College used a 23-7 run in the second half to run away from D’Youville College and capture a 68-59 road win in women’s basketball January 11.  Freshman Jenah Labuski finished with her second double-double this season netting 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds while sophomore transfer Natalie Whitman earned 17 points and 14 rebounds to help improve the Hawks to  2-5 in league play (2-11 overall). The Spartans (2-5, 3-11 overall) were led by Torie Hax who finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Even though they shot a dismal 21% from the floor, Hilbert controlled the game the entire first half as they held a dominating 35-22 rebounding edge (19 offensive) over the Spartans. With a 27-25 half time lead to work with, the Hawks stayed on top, until D’Youville’s Sara Wozniak hit back-to-back three point field goals. Her six points gave the Spartans their first lead in the game at 15:25. It took less than five minutes for Hilbert to regain the lead and grab their second AMCC win in five days.

Senior Julie Bossard and freshman Kateland Ball each chipped in eight points for Hilbert. D’Youville’s Bridget Andrews finished with 14 points and six steals in the losing effort.

The Hawks return to action Saturday, January 14 when they host Mount Aloysius College (3-4, 5-8 overall) in a 4pm tip in the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.