Foul Shooting Hurts The Hawks

Release Date:
February 6, 2013
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Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – After a quick Hilbert start, the Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team used a big run to close out the first half and rode that lead to an 81-47 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game February 6. Madison Krebs’ double 20s led three Panthers who reached double-figure scoring while Natalie Whitman’s 15 points carried the Hawks. Bradford improved to 9-5 and continues to hold onto the 4th  place in AMCC.

During the first 8 minutes of the game neither team could pull away from the other. Bradford built a six point lead at 16:02, but balanced scoring from the Hawks brought them right back into the game. Kateland Ball’s layup at 12:05 tied the match for the last time. Bradford executed offensively mainly by dumping the ball down low to Krebs for easy buckets and they took a 46-18 lead into the locker room.

Whitman’s six points were high for the Hawks who shot 25% from the floor and pulled down 19 rebounds by half. Krebs earned 11 points and had already cleaned the glass for 15 boards, while Alicia Kimmel carried her team with 15 points on perfect shooting from the floor (5-5 and 5-5 at the foul line).

Hilbert wasn’t able to cut into the Panther hold the entire second half. Hilbert improved to 37.5% shooting and netted more points, but they had too large a difference to make up in 20 minutes of play.

For the game, the Hawks out rebounded Bradford (45-43) and secured 19 on the offensive end. But Bradford made 16 of their 19 foul shots while Hilbert earned only 4 points at the line.

Amber Grosch, Courtney Coots (3 assists) and Jena Labuski each finished with 6 points for Hilbert. Alicia Kimmel earned game high scoring honors with 23 tallies and Abby Brate added 12 for the visitors.

Hilbert travels to Pitt-Greensburg this weekend before they close their season next week with a home game against Behrend mid-week and a senior-day celebration against La Roche College on Saturday.

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.