Bobcats Ground Hawks

Release Date:
February 11, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg by a score of 62-27 on Wednesday evening (February 11, 2009). The loss drops the Hawks to 0-22 overall and 0-15 in AMCC play.

The Bobcats raced out to an early 10-0 advantage over the first 5:02 of the game. Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) stopped the Pitt-Greensburg run with a three point shot at the 14:49 mark of the first half. The Hawks refused to go down early as they used an 8-2 run of their own to pull within a point of the Bobcats 12-11. Zinni accounted for nine of Hilbert’s 11 points to this point in the game on three 3-point shots.

The Bobcats would use a 19-9 run over the remainder of the half to seize control of the game. Pitt-Greensburg led the Hawks 31-17 at the break.

The Hawks shot 28.6% in the first half and committed 15 turnovers.

In the second half, the Bobcats used a 12-0 run to begin the half and held the Hawks to just 10 second half points to claim the victory.

Hilbert managed only 11.5% from the field in the second stanza and converted on just three field goals. The Bobcats scored 30 points off of the Hawks’ 27 turnovers.

Zinni led the Hawks with 13 points. Freshman Kaitlyn Wetzel (Ripon, WI/Ripon) tallied seven points for Hilbert.

The Hawks return to action February 14, at Frostburg State University. Game time is slated for 1:00 pm.

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.