Redhawks down Lady Hawks

Release Date:
December 8, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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PITTSBURGH, PA – The La Roche College women’s basketball team ran their record to 7-1 with a 54-31 win over Hilbert College on Saturday afternoon. The win also keeps the Redhawks perfect in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) where they now stand at 4-0. Hilbert drops to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in league play.

Jaquaylia Kesser scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the first half to help the hosts to a 29-18 advantage at the break. The Redhawks overcame an early deficit and held a commanding 13-2 lead in offensive rebounds. Hilbert was able to hang around thanks to holding La Roche to just 27% (10-37) shooting from the field.

The second half saw the winners outscore the Hawks 25-13 as they rebounded to shoot 40% while holding Hilbert to just 23.5%. Neither team was spectacular from the foul line where a combined 15 of 30 attempts were made on the day. La Roche used a solid defensive effort to record 22 steals and held a 40-32 advantage on the glass, including 18 coming from the offensive end.

Marlis Graves finished with 12 points and a game-high five steals to join Kessler as the lone Redhawks in double figures. Hilbert’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) continued her strong play with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Cortney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) added seven points and eight rebounds in a losing effort.

Hilbert will look for their first win of the season this Wednesday night at home against Fredonia State (2-4). Tip-off at he Hafner Recreation Center is scheduled for 7:00 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.