Bossard Leads Hawks In Loss

Release Date:
February 8, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – Despite having four Hawks reaching double-digits in the scoring column, the Hilbert College women’s basketball team couldn’t grab hold of the win, losing to AMCC foe D’Youville College 88-65 on February 8.  The Hawks (3-19, 2-13) out-rebounded the Spartans 57-51 for the game, but D’Youville (4-18, 3-12) shot 42% from the field for the game, helping them secure the win.

In a back-and-forth first half, neither team seemed to be able to grab a solid grasp on a lead.  A 10:06 basket by Natalie Whitman put the Hawks ahead by one, and with seven minutes to go in the first half, Julie Bossard {in photo} put Hilbert ahead by two, but that was the last time the Hawks would lead for the game.

Bossard led the Hawks with 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals.  Whitman followed with fourteen points and eight rebounds.  Freshman Jenah Labuski recorded a double-double, tallying 14 points and 10 rebounds, while fellow rookie Tiana Cheasman contributed 12 points.  Freshman Sarah Lorusso played smart, having seven assists and seven rebounds.

For D’Youville, Shannon Dougherty led all scorers with 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists.  Kaitlyn Roland added 23 points, and Jordan Schenk was near-perfect from the floor (4-5 shooting) totaling 11 points.  Hannah Norton logged a double-double for the Spartans, with 14 points and as many rebounds.

The Hawks will travel to AMCC opponent Mount Aloysius on Saturday, February 11.  The Mounties are 12-10 overall and 9-6 in the AMCC.  The last time Mount Aloysius and Hilbert faced off, the Hawks fell just short of a win, losing 66-53.

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.