Hawks Hurt by Saxons

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

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team returned to the hardwood on November 28th and hosted Alfred University after the short Thanksgiving break. The Saxons were too much for the Hawks to handle with the final score stopping at 91-50. Hilbert moves to 0-6 (0-1 AMCC) and Alfred improves to 5-1 overall.

Hilbert’s coaching staff tried to keep the energy level high with fresh legs constantly on the floor. Nine players got quality court time today by rotating groups of athletes every few minutes. The Hawks were led by freshman forward Devin Davis (Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart) who had 18 points on 7-7 shooting from the floor (2-2 behind the arc) and 2-2 from the foul line in 23 minutes of play. Sophomore Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) {in photo} had a nose for the ball as she led her team with 10 rebounds (6 offensive) and 5 steals along with 6 points. 
Alfred had balanced scoring today as five players hit double figures. Leading the way for the Saxons was reserve Autumn McLain who had 18 points on 7-12 shooting and 10 rebounds. Alfred had the 58-36 rebounding advantage while their foul shooting percentage was much better than the Hawks. Both teams shot 25 free throws, but Alfred hit 20 while Hilbert only made 9.
Hilbert hosts their second AMCC game this coming Wednesday, December 2 when Pitt Bradford travels up Route 219 into Hamburg for the 6 pm tip off.

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.