Women's Basketball Wins First Of Season
- Release Date:
- November 23, 2010
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
New Rochelle, NY - The Hilbert College women's basketball team traveled to the NYC area to secure their first win after eighty one losses dating back to the 2006-07 season. The Hawks beat the College of New Rochelle 69-36 making this a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
The Hawks took a 26-17 lead into half time due, in part, to the doubled-up rebounding advantage (30-15). Junior forward Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) produced 9 points/9 rebounds in 19 minutes. Hilbert figured it out during the 15 minute break that they could turn their fortune around. The Hawks outscored the College of New Rochelle 43-19 in the final stanza running away with the sweet win.
Hilbert dressed six players and they all contributed to the victory. Bossard was leading scorer with 22 points (14 rebounds, 3 blocks) but she had strong support from junior Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) who poured in 18 points. Magan Campbell (Buffalo, NY/Bennett/ECC) found her touch with 16 points and 4 steals. The junior transfer grabbed 8 boards and dished for 4 assists. It was sophomore Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) who led all rebounders with 16 off the glass. Freshman Raven Jones (Rochester, NY/Rush Henrietta) went 6-8 from the foul line and dished for the team-leading 5 assists to pair with her 4 steals. Westfield native Stephanie Zachary didn't score, but she did give quality minutes and produced 2 rebounds and 2 assists in the win. Sophomore Katie Newton was not able to play due to an injury, but she was a loud and encouraging teammate on the bench.
Up next for the Hawks is Alfred University on Saturday, November 27th when the men’s and women’s teams travel together to Alfred for a 2 and 4 pm double header.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.