Altoona Grounds Hilbert

Release Date:
January 23, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell by a score of 69-25 to Penn State Altoona on Saturday afternoon (January 24, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-17 overall and 0-10 in AMCC play.

Freshman Dale Johnathan (Basom, NY/Akron Central) opened the scoring for Hilbert with 17:54 remaining in the half, making the score 3-2 in favor of the Lions.

Penn State Altoona would go on a 24-0 run over the next 13:01 of the half to push the lead to 27-5, before sophomore Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) hit a 3-point shot to end the Hilbert scoring drought. Freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) would add a bucket before the half, on an assist from classmate Kaitlyn Wetzel (Ripon, WI/Ripon). The half would end with the Hawks trailing the Lions 39-7.

The Hawks made just three field goals in the half, and committed 20 turnovers.

In the second half, Altoona used a 12-5 run over the first 5:39 to push the lead to 51-12 at the 14:21 mark of the second half. Hilbert was unable to trim the deficit in the half, and Altoona went on for the victory.

Dudek led the Hawks with 8 points on the afternoon. Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) chipped in with 5 points.

The Hawks return to action at home January 28, at 6:00 against La Roche College.

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.