Late Game Run Hurts Hawks
- Release Date:
- December 6, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
BUFFALO, NY – Hilbert College fell to Medaille College 65-50 in women’s basketball December 5. In the hard-fought AMCC contest, the final score doesn’t indicate how close the game was late in the second half. Each team went on mini-runs to cut the lead or stretch the lead but the host Mavericks put the game away late to improve to 2-0 in the league. Jessica Jamison and Courtney Coots each netted nine points with Coots pulling down nine rebounds as the Hawks drop to 0-3 in AMCC standings.
Medaille took a 32-18 lead into half time holding an advantage in field goal percentage (.394 to .308) and three point field goals made (3 vs. 0).
The Hawks cut the 14-point lead to eight points several times early in the second half. The first time was at 17:37 when Jamison converted a Natalie Whitman offensive-rebound kick-out into a 32-24 score. Both teams continued to trade baskets while Hilbert kept the spread at eight points over the course of the next eight minutes. But, beginning at the 9:00 mark, Medaille extended the lead to 18 points (57-39).
Still with 4:31 on the game clock, the Hawks offensive production kicked into gear and they went on a 11-0 run fueled by Jamison’s five points. The closest the Hawks could get was seven points (57-50) before the Mavericks finished the game with eight unanswered points.
Hilbert outrebounded Medaille (47-41) but the Hawks gave up too many long distance scores to the host team. Medaille finished the game making nine three-point shots with Hilbert only converting three.
Hilbert (2-6) returns to action December 8 with the 1pm AMCC battle against the winless Penn State Altoona (0-7).
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.
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