Hilbert Hits the Offensive Boards

22 Offensive boards is a season record
Release Date:
January 30, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY:  The Hilbert women’s basketball team bounced back from the Wednesday night conference loss when they hosted Penn State Altoona on January 30. The Lions came in with a 10-4 AMCC record (4th place) yet the win-less Hawks didn’t back down. Altoona finished with the victory (80-47) but Hilbert’s offensive rebounding and extra effort for loose balls transitioned into more team points on Saturday, which, in itself, is a moral victory for the team. 

Hilbert’s aggressive mindset resulted in more steals, more trips to the foul line and more assists than in their recent games. The Hawks outrebounded the Lions on the offensive end (22-15) with freshman forward Katie Newton (Elba, NY/Elba) grabbing 5 of her 7 there. Newton and fellow teammate Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) lead both squads in rebounding with 7 a piece. Hilbert had three players reach double digits in scoring with Newton {photo to right}  leading the way - 12 points off 8-11 from charity stripe - followed by freshman Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) and sophomore Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) with 10 points each. All eight Hawks filled the scoring column on the stat sheet today.
Marissa Lucas led the way with 24 points in 23 minutes for Altoona as all 10 players shared court-time. Altoona held a 37-17 lead at half time and turned it up another notch in the second half shooting 18-30 (60%) from the floor. 
The Hawks face Franciscan University on Sunday, January 31 with a 2 pm tip to finish the weekend schedule. Hilbert has a mid-week bye in their game schedule but turn around next weekend and travel to Franciscan to finish their head-to-head meetings with the Barons.






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.