Pitt-Bradford Outlasts Hilbert

Release Date:
January 22, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford by a score of 83-27 on Thursday evening (January 22, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-16 overall and 0-9 in AMCC play.

The Hawks scored first as freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) connected on a jumper just four seconds into the game.

Bradford would outscore the Hawks 42-12 over the remainder of the first half, to lead 42-14 at the break. The Hawks shot just 24.0% in the first half and committed 17 turnovers.

Defensively the Hawks were led by freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) who recorded a career-high six blocks in the first half.

In the second half the Hawks would continue to struggle on the offensive end. Hilbert connected on just three second half field goals, while Pitt-Bradford used a 30-5 run over 11:45 of the half to but the contest away.

Zinni led the Hawks with 11 points on the evening.

The Hawks return to action January 24 at 1pm, when Hilbert takes on Penn State Altoona at the Hafner Recreation 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.