Golden Flyers beat Lady Hawks, 66-43

Release Date:
November 24, 2007
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HAMBURG, NY – The Nazareth College women’s basketball team outscored Hilbert College 35-14 in the second half en route to a 66-43 NCAA Division III win Saturday night. The visiting Golden Flyers recorded 30 points off turnovers while getting solid bench play to improve their record to 1-1 on the season.

Hilbert trailed just 31-29 at the intermission, but surrendered 24 total turnovers while allowing 20 offensive rebounds as the Golden Flyers recorded 27 more shot attempts on the evening. The aggressive Flyers picked up 16 steals in the win and held the Hawks to just 34% shooting from the field.

Nazareth’s Rachel Pirozzolo led all scorers with 16 points while Kelly Dunne and Ali Sharpe contributed 14 and 10 points respectfully. The Nazareth bench outscored Hilbert’s reserves 19-5 with Kylie Bartlett and Breanna Smith combining for 17 points in limited action for the winners.

Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) led Hilbert with 14 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots. Fellow senior Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) reached double figures with 11 points while also handing out five assists in a losing effort.

The Hawks (0-4) will regroup for their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opener Wednesday night at home against Lake Erie College. The 6:00 pm start can be heard live by going to

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.