Lorusso Paces Hawks Against Greesnburg

Release Date:
January 13, 2013
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Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – After battling back from a double-digit deficit, Hilbert College ran out of gas and surrendered a 71-55 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference loss to Pitt-Greensburg in women’s basketball January 12. Sophomore point guard Sarah Lorusso had her best overall performance, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and game-highs of five assists, and three block shots. Greensburg’s Courtney DiBridge made six three-pointers en route to her 21 points for the 5-2 Bobcats.

Natalie Whitman contributed 12 points and nine rebounds while, Amber Grosch {in photo to right} and Wyann Jackson both chipped in season high points off the bench. Grosch shot four of five from the floor for nine points and Jackson knocked down a trey while making three of four at the foul line to finish with eight ticks.

Hilbert took control of the game right from the tip-off. They built a six-point lead which they were able to hold onto for the game’s first seven minutes. DiBridge’s second consecutive shot beyond the arc gave the Bobcats their first lead (13-12) at 12:39. Grosch held off Greensburg’s attempt to regain the lead when she sank a free throw and scored a put back lay-up at 7:50. Untimely turnovers and missed shots by Hilbert allowed the Bobcats to jump out on a 14-0 run and head to the locker room with a 34-23 lead. Greensburg was credited with 10 steals while forcing 15 Hilbert turnovers by half time.

Greensburg extended their half time lead to 14 points by 16:51, but the Hawks did not quit. They cut the difference to under 10 with Jackson’s jumper at 12:33. Both teams traded baskets until Jackson knocked down a three and Grosch scored another layup for the Hawks, but the 53-47 score was as close as Hilbert would get. DiBridge hit two more long distance bombs and the Bobcats converted free throws to set the final sixteen point spread.

Hilbert now heads into a big week of basketball. They travel to Penn State Behrend (6-2) January 14 (6pm) before they head to North Buffalo for the back-half of the AMCC schedule. The Hawks square off against D’Youville, 3-5, January 17th and host Franciscan, 2-6, Saturday, January 19th (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.