Lady Hawks Tame Lions 58-54

Release Date:
December 2, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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ALTOONA, PA – Lucy Zver (Jasper, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) poured in a game-high 18 points to go with 15 rebounds to lead the Hilbert College women’s basketball team to a 58-54 win over Penn State Altoona on Saturday. The win gives the Hawks their first victory of the season and improves their record to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

After five first-half lead changes, the Hawks built a six-point advantage on two free throws by Kellie Tingley (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport) with 1:07 remaining before settling for a 28-24 score at the break.

Hilbert held its lead the entire second-half until a Brittany Poorman three-point play gave the host Lions a 54-53 lead with 2:28 to play. The Hawks canned five of eight free throws over the final 1:38 and held the Lions scoreless on their last five shots to secure the win.

Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) scored 12 points and teammate Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) chipped in with 11 and eight rebounds for the winners. Penn State Altoona (2-3, 1-1) was paced by Poorman’s 14 points.

The Hawks return to the hardwood on Wednesday night, December 6th when they take on Penn State Behrend at 6:00 pm at 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.