Panthers Survive Lady Hawks to Win 63-54

Release Date:
January 18, 2007
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HAMBURG, NY – Despite being outscored in the second-half, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women’s basketball team hung on for a 63-54 win over Hilbert College Thursday night. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-14 overall and 1-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The Hawks held a seven-point lead midway through the first-half before the Panthers rallied to go up 40-29 at the half. Pitt-Bradford (6-9, 5-4) shot 50% from the field and held the Hawks to just 35% on 11 of 31 attempts during the first 20 minutes of play.

In the second-half, the Panthers wasted no time building their lead and a Danielle Williams layup at 17:13 gave the visitors a 49-29 advantage. The Hawks would try to close the gap with an 11-3 run over the final 5:45 of play, but it was too little too late.

Pitt-Bradford’s Megan Richards led all scorers with 19 points and finished with six rebounds. Williams would finish 16 markers and a game-high five assists for the winners. Hilbert was paced by Kaitlyn Miller’s (Depew, NY/Depew) 15 points while Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) chipped in with 13 in a losing effort.

The Hawks play host to Penn State Altoona on Saturday in a 2:00 pm contest at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.