Lady Hawks Second-Half Rally Not Enough to Beat UPB

Release Date:
February 14, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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BRADFORD, PA – The visiting Hilbert College women’s basketball team outscored the University of Pittsburg at Bradford 28-25 in the second-half, but couldn’t overcome a 26-15 halftime deficit Wednesday night. The host Panthers hung on for a 51-43 win and improve to 9-14 overall and 8-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), good enough to secure the number six seed in next week’s AMCC tournament.

Pitt-Bradford held the Hawks to just 18.5% from the field while allowing just five first-half field goals. The home team shot 42% over the first twenty minutes of play and received eight points from Katie Moore who connected on a pair of three-pointers.

The Panthers would score just nine field goals in the second-half, but four were from downtown allowing the hosts to maintain their lead throughout the night. The Hawks would grab 10 offensive rebounds in the second stanza, but only connected on four of five attempts from the foul line.

Amanda Williams led the winners with 12 points while Moore finished with 11 as the Panthers canned six of 12 treys on the night.

Lucy Zver (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) scored 19 points including 15 in the second-half for Hilbert. Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) finished with 18 markers and a game-high 14 rebounds.

The Hawks (2-21, 2-15) will close out their season at home on Saturday against Medaille College. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm 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.