Hawks Drop To League Leader

Release Date:
January 21, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team battled against La Roche, falling to the RedHawks 68-37 in an AMCC game January 21.  Despite shooting better than their opponents from the floor for the game, the Hawks (2-14, 2-8) struggled to get into a rhythm.  An early 3-point lead seemed promising for Hilbert, but after a 14-0 run by La Roche (14-4, 11-0), they continued to play catch-up for the remainder of the game.

Rebounding almost identically, it was a battle of the boards for both teams, with Hilbert’s Julie Bossard grabbing eight boards, two assists and scoring four points for the night.  Natalie Whitman {in photo to right} shot an impressive six for nine from the floor, tallying 14 points and grabbing six rebounds.  Amber Grosch added six points, two blocks and six rebounds for the Hawks.

La Roche had three players reach double-digits in the scoring column, with Jessica Pitts leading all scorers with 20 points, four steals and eight rebounds.  Amanda Garland added 12 points and six boards for the RedHawks, while teammate Casie Cygan chipped in with 11 points.

Hilbert will return to action tomorrow, Sunday, January 22, in a non-league matchup where they will host the College of New Rochelle at 1pm.  AMCC play will continue on Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm in the Hafner Center against Penn State Behrend.

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.