Balanced Scoring Leads La Roche

Release Date:
December 4, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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PITTSBURGH, PA – Senior Julie Bossard’s 10 points led Hilbert in their 71-30 defeat to the league’s 2011-12 preseason favorite, La Roche College in women’s basketball December 3. The RedHawks picked up where they left off a season ago when they won the AMCC championship and participated in the NCAA Division III tournament. La Roche improves to 5-1 (2-0) with the win and drops Hilbert to 0-7 (0-1) as both teams start the final month of the 2011 calendar year.

Sarah Lorusso delivered the game’s first score with a lay-up in the first minute to give Hilbert their only lead of the contest.  La Roche then went on a 22-0 run over the next six minutes to take a 40-14 half time lead. Bossard scored six of her game-high ten points by the break. 

In the final 20-minutes, La Roche put 19 different players on the court who defensively held the Hawks to 4.5% field goal shooting percentage. Hilbert’s 13-21 from the foul line combined with Tiana Cheasman’s three point bucket completed the second half scoring for the visitors.

Kateland Ball led the Hawks with seven rebounds and Tiana Cheasman chipped in eight points. Casie Cygan went four for six from the three point line to lead the RedHawks with 12 points as fourteen different players got their name in the score book. 

Hilbert travels to Erie, PA December 7 to face Penn State Behrend (5-1, 2-0) in an 8pm tip. 

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.