Lady Hawks Succumb To Spartans, 71-45

Release Date:
January 2, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Trailing 20-27 at the end of the first-half, The Hilbert College women’s basketball team was outscored 44-25 over the final 20 minutes before falling to cross-town rival D’Youville College 71-45 Tuesday night. The visiting Spartans connected on eight of 10 three-pointers while holding a 45-37 rebounding advantage.

D’Youville’s (5-5) Rachel Pagano-Fuller led all scorers with 18 points as 10 different Spartans reached the scoring column. Pagano-Fuller was a perfect four for four behind the arc, four for four from the foul line, and dished out five assists while collecting six steals for the winners.

The Hawks were paced by junior forward Amanda McHale’s (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) 10 points and seven rebounds. Guard Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) finished with nine points and five rebounds while fellow freshman Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) chipped in with eight markers and six boards.

The Hawks (1-9) will take to the road this weekend to face conference foe Mount Aloysius College on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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.