The Mavericks Drop Hilbert On The Road

Release Date:
December 9, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY - The Hilbert College women’s basketball team traveled to Medaille College Wednesday, December 9 for their fourth Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game. Medaille was just too much for the Hawks to handle so they traveled back to Hamburg after the 83-26 loss dropped their record to 0-9 (0-4 AMCC). Medaille improved to 8-1 (4-0 AMCC).

Hilbert scored their first points at 17:32 after turning the ball over their first 6 possessions. The Mavericks jumped out to a 52-10 lead by intermission and the second half of play saw both benches getting quality minutes of floor-time. Medaille held a 64-30 rebounding advantage and forced 42 Hilbert turnovers. Hilbert shot 21% from the floor and had 13 steals.
Three freshmen for Hilbert stayed on the court and endured the rotating line-up from Medaille. Guard Molly Burgess (Lyndonville, NY/Lyndonville) shot 6-10 (3-6 from arc) to finish with 15 points and 2 steals in 30 minutes. Amber Grosch, a forward from Depew high school was held scoreless in 32 minutes of court time but did pull down 6 rebounds while guard Shavonne Walton (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) played 25 minutes and lead the team with 6 steals. Medaille was led by junior forward Tanisha Travis with 17 points and 6 rebounds. 
Hilbert now prepares for their trip down to central PA when they play Penn State Altoona (8-2, 3-2 AMCC) on December 12. After that game, the Hawks will be off until their next game scheduled for January 6th, 2010 at first-year AMCC member D’Youville College. The Franciscan University of Steubenville game originally scheduled for January 2 has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 31 at Hilbert College.

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.