Long Range Helps Franciscan

Release Date:
February 7, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Steubenville, OH –Hannah Flanagan shot fifty percent from long distance (5-10) leading Franciscan University to a 55-35 victory over Hilbert College in women’s basketball February 5. Hilbert’s Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) scored one-third of the Hawks points (10) in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference loss. Senior Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) chipped in 8 points and grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

Franciscan (2-12, 2-16) held a 27-12 half time advantage and extended their lead to twenty-four at 4:15 left off a Flanagan three-pointer.  The Hawks outscored the Barons in the paint and in points off turnovers. But the home team dominated the boards (49-26) and finished the game with better shooting percentages giving them the advantage in the scoring column.

Hilbert (0-14, 1-19) looks to grab a road win at D’Youville College February 9 when they travel to the west-side of Buffalo for a 6pm tip. The Spartans (4-10, 5-16) captured the first meeting in early January in the Hafner Center and have gone 1-6 since that first meeting.



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.