Behrend Lions Too Much For Lady Hawks

Release Date:
December 6, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Behrend raced to a 40-20 halftime lead and never looked back in beating the Hilbert College women’s basketball team Wednesday night 67-35. 12 different players reached the scoring column for the visiting Behrend Lions who improve to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The visitors shot 44.1% from the field and held a 42-35 advantage on the boards. The Behrend Lions also got plenty of production from their bench outscoring the Hawks’ reserves 27-2 on the night.

After a dominating first-half, Penn State Behrend built its biggest lead of the night on a layup by Ellen Kolos at 9:50 to up the advantage to 57-24. The Hawks played without third leading scorer Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) and were led by Amanda McHale’s (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) 13 points. Teammate Lucy Zver turned in a double-double performance with 10 points and 11 rebounds while also dishing out five assists in a losing effort.

Brittany Mays and Kayla O’Connor each scored 11 points for Penn State Behrend who finished the game with 18 assists and 17 steals.

Hilbert (1-6, 1-2) will regroup for another important AMCC match-up this Saturday as the La Roche College Redhawks come to town for a 4:00 pm tip-off.

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.