Hilbert Scores On and Off the Court

Mount Aloysius takes the game, 79-45
Release Date:
February 13, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY:  The Hilbert women’s basketball team played inspired basketball during their last home game of the 09-10 season against Mt. Aloysius College. The Hawks put a total team effort on and off the court, but the Mounties from Cresson, PA were too much for the home team and took the game 79-45. Sophomore Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) lead Hilbert with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her second double double of the season. Mt. Aloysius got 20 points from Emily McKenna (18 at half time). Sophomore Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) hit for 15 points (3-5 from long range) for the Hawks.

Mt. Aloysius shot 38% from the floor and had 26 steals for the day. Those stats combined with the Hawks turnovers established the outcome. The half time score saw the Mounties up by 21 but being out rebounded by the Hawks by 7. All of the “Hilbert eight” continued with the same intensity and effort in the second half but the team had too much ground to make up from the first 20 minutes. For the game, the Hawks won the battle of the boards (43-34) but lost the game on the 42 points scored off their 36 turnovers.
In addition to the work on the floor, the Hawks pulled together to support the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s PINKZONE initiative during the month of February. The team sold shirts and hosted a bake sale on Saturday and raised $150.00 to donate to the Kay Yow / WBCA Cancer Fund associated with the Jimmy V Foundation. This is the team’s 3rd year associated with the WBCA nationwide event to raise awareness for early cancer screening.
The Hawks finish the season out next week with road games at Behrend (Wednesday, 17th) and Frostburg (Saturday, 20th).

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.