PSB Too Much for HC Women’s Basketball

Release Date:
January 31, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – The Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team wasted no time Wednesday night showing why they are the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s top team. The Blue and White took out Hilbert College 72-38 and improve to a league best 17-2 overall and 12-1 in the conference.

The host Behrend Lions raced to a 32-14 halftime lead while holding the visiting Hawks to just five made field goals. The winners built a 37-point second-half lead on Gretchen Dudt’s layup with 2:36 to play before settling for the 34-point victory. The home team connected on six of 12 three-pointers while out rebounding the Hawks 40-29 on the night.

Julia Andrus paced the Behrend Lions with 22 points followed by Brittany Mays’ 13 and team-high six boards.

Lucy Zver (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) scored eight points for Hilbert (1-18, 1-12) while teammate Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) added six markers and a game-high 11 rebounds in a losing effort.

Hilbert will look to regroup at home this Saturday against the Mounties of Mount Aloysius College. Tip-off is schedule for 4:00 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.