Hawks Hit By Highlanders

Release Date:
November 30, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Houghton, NY – Houghton College’s roster depth was a major factor in their 63-30 victory over Hilbert College in women’s basketball on November 30. The NAIA scholarship-funded team went 12 players deep where every athlete played at least 12 minutes each. The Hawks (1-4) found themselves down at half time (41-15) but played a more competitive second half (22-15).

Hilbert junior Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) lead the eight-women squad with 9 points, all scored from behind the 3-point arc. The Hawks were pressured defensively the entire 40 minutes with aggressive, fresh bodies. This strategy resulted in Hilbert’s low shooting percentage (22.9%) from the floor.

Houghton had three players hit for double digits as Kara Schrader netted the game-high 12 points. Hilbert’s Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) pulled in a game-high 8 rebounds.

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) portion of the Hawks schedule beings on Saturday, December 3rd, when La Roche College travels up from Pittsburgh, PA for the 2 pm tip. The Red Hawks currently hold the top position in the early season standings (4-1). The Preseason Player of the Year, senior Chantelle Jennings comes to town for the last time averaging 16.6 points in 32 minutes of time through 5 games.


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.