Redhawks Rally for 62-55 Win Over Lady Hawks

Release Date:
December 9, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – La Roche College outscored the Hilbert College women’s basketball team 40-29 in the second-half Saturday to claim a 62-55 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win at the Hafner Recreation Center. The visiting Redhawks (1-5, 1-3) pick up their first victory of the season while the Hawks fall to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the AMCC.

The host Hawks held a 26-22 advantage at the half and held the Redhawks to a chilly 25.7% from the field. The second stanza was a different story as La Roche would go to the foul line and connect on 19 of 28 attempts despite shooting only 29% from the field over the final 20 minutes of play.

The Redhawks would grab 19 offensive rebounds on the night and capitalize on 18 steals to score 20 points off Hilbert turnovers. Shauna Brown led four different Redhawks in double figures with 17 points including a 13 of 17 performance from the charity stripe.

Hilbert’s Lucy Zver (Jasper, NY/Jasper Troupsburg) turned in a solid showing for the Hawks with 17 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) played all 40 minutes and finished with 12 points and six assists while Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort.

Hilbert will return to action on Wednesday December 13th with a home game against Rochester Institute of Technology. Tip-off against the Tigers is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

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.