Hawks Open New Year at D'Youville

Release Date:
January 7, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team traveled to D’Youville College January 6 for their first meeting as conference opponents. The Spartans took control of the game mid-way through the first half and cruised to a 82-37 victory over the Hawks. Hilbert drops to 0-11 (0-6) to start the second semester of competition. D’Youville improves to 2-8 (2-6).

 The game opened up as an even match with both teams trading baskets early on. At the 10:10 mark in the first half, D’Youville’s Melissa Kanalley scored a traditional three-point play which began her team’s offensive run to finish the half up 41-23. The second 20 minutes found the Hawks struggling to score hitting only 5 of 19 (26%) shots from the floor and 4 of 14 from the foul line. D’Youville controlled the boards after intermission with the 32-12 advantage off the glass.
D’Youville’s Katie Roland led all scorers with 20 points (14 second half), Kanalley followed with 17 points and Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) led the Hawks with 14 points (12 first half).
Hilbert will return to action on Saturday, January 9 when they travel to central PA to play at Mount Aloysius College with a 1 pm tip. The Mounties bring a 2-4 conference game (2-7 overall) to the floor with their most recent loss to Greensburg 63-74 on Jan. 6th


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.