Behrend Lions beat Lady Hawks

Release Date:
December 5, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – The Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team remained perfect in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) with a 66-21 win over Hilbert College Wednesday night. The Behrend Lions raced to a 41-7 first half lead after a 50% shooting performance and Meagan Bielanin’s 11 points paced the hosts.

Hilbert struggled from the field connecting on just three of 18 (16.7) shots during the first 20 minutes as PSB turned up the defensive pressure. Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) was a bright spot for the Hawks scoring four of her team high eight points during the opening half.

The second half saw the Hawks hold the Lions to just 25 points, but the damage was already done as Behrend would get scoring from 10 different players while collecting 20 steals on the night.

Bielanin finished with 15 markers for the Lions while the winners held a commanding 45-21 edge in rebounds.

Hilbert (0-7, 0-3) will regroup for an important AMCC contest at La Roche College this Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.