Cold Shooting Plagues Hawks

Release Date:
January 19, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to rival Medaille College, by a score of 94-34 on Monday afternoon (January 19, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-15 on the season and 0-8 in the AMCC.

The Hawks kept it close with the reigning two-time AMCC champions until midway through the first half. Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) scored the opening basket for Hilbert. Zinni connected on a three point shot off an assist from classmate Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo Greenwood).

The Hawks trailed just 19-15 at the 11:34 mark of the first half, but from that point Medaille would go on a 29-8 run over the remainder of the half, to lead 48-23 at the break.

In the second half, the Hawks went cold from the floor. Medaille took advantage of Hilbert’s shooting woes to run off a 23-5 run over the first 8:30 of the second half to push the lead to 71-28.

Hilbert was only able to connect on four field goals in the half, which enabled the Mavericks to swell the lead with long runs. Medaille would outscore Hilbert 23-4 over the remainder of the half to secure the win.

Zinni led the Hawks with 15 points including five three point shots. The five treys made was a career-high for the freshman.

Hilbert returns to the court January 22, at 6 p.m., when Pitt-Bradford travels to the Hafner 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.