Visiting Bobcats Too Much for Lady Hawks

Release Date:
January 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Frostburg State scored 52 points in the paint on Saturday as the visiting Bobcats never trailed in a 73-52 win over the Hilbert College women’s basketball team. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-12 overall and 1-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Frostburg cruised through the first-half leading by as many as 21 points thanks to a Sidra Bing jumper shot with 5:39 to play. The Bobcats would dominate the paint where they outscored the Hawks 30-6 before heading to the locker room with a 39-26 cushion.

In the second stanza, the Hawks would keep things interesting as a layup by Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) would trim the deficit 39-48 with 14:17 to play. The rally was short lived as the Bobcats would respond with a 23-9 run over the next nine minutes and diminish any hopes of Hawks come-back.

Frostburg’s Tonya Handy led all scorers with 18 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end of the floor. The Bobcats dominated the rebounding war, grabbing 29 on the offensive end and finishing the day with 53 total.

Lucy Zver (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) was the lone Hilbert player in double-figures finishing with 15 points. McHale finished with seven points and seven rebounds.

Hilbert will look to regroup at local rival Medaille College (10-4, 6-1) on Monday night. Tip-off 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.