Mounties Slow Down Hawks

Release Date:
January 12, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell at Mount Aloysius College by a score of 68-29 on Saturday afternoon (January 10, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-12 overall, 0-5 in AMCC play.

Coming off their best performance of the season, the Hawks could not find their offensive touch against the Mounties. Hilbert hit just 11 field goals on the afternoon, and was unable to find their rhythm.

“We had no rhythm or consistency on the offensive end,” said head coach Kara Rehbaum. “We need to do a better job being consistent, and until we find that we are going to continue to struggle.”

Freshman Kaitlyn Wetzel (Ripon, WI/Ripon) opened the scoring for the Hawks with two free throws. After Wetzel’s charity tosses, the Hawks would fall behind 17-2 at the 13:26 mark of the first half. Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) scored 6 of the Hawk’s 12 first half points on two three point field goals. The Hawks would trail 39-12 at the Half.

The Mounties would open the second half on a 14-5 run over the first 6:11 of the half, to lead 55-17, and push the game out of reach.

Zinni led Hilbert with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Elizabeth Kennedy (Lisbon, NY/Lisbon) had a strong game with 8 points for the Hawks.

Hilbert returns to action January 14, at 6 pm at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

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.