Turnovers Halt Hawks Against Bradford

Release Date:
January 16, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


BRADFORD, PA – Even after outscoring Pitt-Bradford in the second period, Hilbert’s women’s basketball team found the first half deficient too large to overcome as they dropped a 54-43 AMCC game January 16. Natalie Whitman pulled down 18 rebounds and scored 12 points to lead the 2-7 Hawks while Maria Costanza netted 15 points and swiped six steals for the hosts (4-5).

Pitt-Bradford closed out the first half on a 22-4 run with 13 steals already to take a 25-12 lead into intermission. To start the second half, five different Hawks scored in a 12-2 Hilbert run which cut into the Panthers’ lead. At 11:48, the spread was down to four points but Hilbert ran out of gas and Pitt-Bradford ran away with the win.

Hilbert struggled offensively in the first half shooting only twenty percent from the floor. The team recovered in the second half outscoring the Panthers 31-29.   Hilbert again out-rebounded their opponent holding a 52-47 advantage. Of the Hawks 18 offensive rebounds, they earned 15 points and outscored Bradford by ten points in the paint. But Hilbert’s turnovers throughout the game provided a 25-9 scoring advantage to Bradford.

Jenah Labuski grabbed 8 rebounds and scored 7 points, as all nine Hawk players scored during the game. Bradford’s Caitlin Jordan chipped in nine points and Hollie Rapp pulled down 11 rebounds.

Up next for the Hawks is a rematch against league-leader La Roche College (9-0, 12-4). The January 21 4pm game is also a Student Appreciate Day hosted by the Student Activities Office.  The College of New Rochelle game has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 22 at 1pm.


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.