La Roche Downs Hilbert

Release Date:
January 28, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to La Roche College 80-34 on Wednesday evening (January 28, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-18 overall and 0-10 in AMCC play.

Freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) scored the first bucket of the contest. Bossard collected her own offensive rebound and registered the duce.

Hilbert hung with La Roche for much of the first half. At the 5:38 mark of the first half, the Hawks trailed by just nine, 23-14. The Red Hawks would run off a 17-0 run over the remainder of the half, to seize control of the contest, and take a 40-14 lead into the locker room.

In the second half, poor shooting and turnovers plagued the Hawk’s comeback plans. La Roche outscored the Hawks 40-20 in the half, to seal the victory.

For the game Hilbert shot just 15.2% from the floor and committed 31 turnovers.

Bossard led the Hawks with 10 points and six rebounds. Kaitlyn Wetzel (Ripon, WI/Ripon) chipped in with eight points.

The Hawks return to action on Saturday January 31, at 1 pm, when Hilbert travels to Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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.