Buffalo State Captures Women’s Basketball Betty Abgott Invitational Title

Release Date:
November 20, 2010
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Buffalo, NY -  Staci McElroy (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs) tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds to propel host Buffalo State (3-0) to a championship with a 65-55 victory over Grove City (1-2) in the Betty Abgott Invitational today at the Sports Arena. Sage (1-2) dominated Hilbert (0-2), 77-31, in the consolation game.

Barb Kiliszek (Depew, NY/Lancaster) added 13 points and five steals for the Bengals in the title game.  Kristin Ritch (Dobbs Ferry, NY/Dobbs Ferry) scored 15 points, hitting 5 of 7 from beyond the arc, and Dee Layne (Brooklyn, NY/E. NY Family) had 13 rebounds and four points. 
Christine Slater (Aliquippa, PA/Center) led Grove City’s offense with 20 points.  Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Twp., PA/Seneca Valley) added 15 points, and Leah Gibson (N. Canton, OH/Hoover) had 13 points and five boards for the Wolverines.
Buffalo State never trailed in the second half after holding a 27-24 lead at the half.  The Bengals pulled away down the stretch, leading by as many as 13 en route to the 10-point win.  Buffalo State’s bench outscored the Wolverines reserves 18-3, and the Bengals held a 21-6 scoring advantage from 3-point range.
In the first game, Sage raced out to a 15-0 lead and continued to pull away for the 46-point win.  Sarah Carciobolo (Niskayuna, NY/Colonie) led the Gators with 14 points and added five assists. Carly Vallee (E. Greenbush, NY/Catholic) scored 13 points, and Chelsea Martin (Davenport, NY/Jefferson Central) chipped in 12.  Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) paced Hilbert with 11 points and 10 rebounds. 
Tournament MVP: Staci McElroy (Buffalo State)
All-Tournament Team: Dee Layne (Buffalo State), Christine Slater (Grove City), Megan Gebrosky (Grove City), Chelsea Martin (Sage), Julie Bossard (Hilbert)
On November 23rd, the Hawks will play at the College of New Rochelle before they break for the Thanksgiving holiday. 


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.