Behrend's Pressure Too Much for Hawks

Hamburg Little Cagers
Release Date:
January 13, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY: The Hawks fell short on Wednesday night to AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend 48-87. Freshman forward Katie Newton(Elba, NY/ Ebla) led Hilbert with a career high 14 points shooting a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. Behrend was led by Aly Eagle recording 16 points in the victory.

The loss drops the Hawks to (0-13) on the season and (0-8) in the AMCC while the Behrend Lions even their record to (6-6) overall and (4-4) in the conference.

In the first half, Penn State Behrend applied aggressive full court pressure forcing the Hawks to turn the ball over 26 times.  Behrend was able to capitalize on the turnovers and would lead the Hawks heading into the half by a score of 45-23.
In the second half, Hilbert turned up the intensity cutting the deficit to19 with just 13:41 remaining. Despite Hilbert’s comeback attempt, Behrend would come out on top with an 87-48 victory.
During halftime of tonight’s game, the Village of Hamburg Recreation Department, Hamburg Little Cagers 9&10 girls, showcased their outstanding basketball skills. They demonstrated their talent, good sportsmanship and love for the game.
The Hawks will play their second game of their three game home stand on Saturday, January 16, at 1 p.m. against Frostburg State University. Frostburg is currently ranked in second place in the AMCC conference with a 7-1 record.  

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.