Tigers Tame Lady Hawks

Release Date:
December 13, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Joann Dobeck and Sandy Margot scored 14 points apiece to lead the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) women’s basketball team over Hilbert College 50-35 Wednesday night. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-8 on the year.

Both teams struggled from the field with the visiting Tigers (5-1) shooting only 30.8% while the host Hawks connected on 16 of 60 field goal attempts for a chilly 26.7%. Hilbert maintained a 47-43 advantage on the boards thanks to 13 caroms by junior forward Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh).

The Hawks outscored the Tigers 20-19 in the second half, but struggled to overcome RIT’s full-court pressure defense which produced 18 points off of 23 Hilbert turnovers on the night.

McHale finished with eight points for the Hawks while Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) also added eight points and four steals.

The Hawks are off until a January 2nd home game against D’Youville 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.