Lady Hawks suffer two losses in Cardinal Classic

Release Date:
November 18, 2007
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PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team dropped an 82-34 decision to Western Connecticut State today in the consolation round of the Cardinal Classic. Tournament winner Mount St. Mary College knocked off Plattsburgh State 62-38 to capture the championship.

In Saturday’s first round action, the Hawks fell victim to 28 turnovers en route to an 81-32 loss to the host Cardinals. Down 41-18 at the half, Hilbert shot just 17% in the second stanza and failed to get back in the game. Plattsburgh dominated the boards owning a 60-31 advantage while hauling in 26 on the offensive end. Kellie Tingley (Coundersport, PA/Coundersport) finished with a team high 12 points on four of eight shooting to pace the Hawks. 10 different players scored for the Cards behind Detina Santiago’s 19 points.

In Sunday’s consolation game, Western Connecticut jumped out to a commanding 45-10 lead at the break before cruising to the 48-point victory. The Colonials shot 54% from the field, converted 22 of 27 free throws, and backed Stacey Roberts’ 17-point outing with a strong defensive effort. Hilbert again struggled from the field connecting on just 14 of 52 shots while losing the rebounding war 44-21. Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) was the lone Hilbert player to reach double figures with a 15-points to go with five rebounds.

The Hawks will regroup for Tuesday’s home opener against Alfred University. Tip-off against the Saxons is scheduled for 5:00 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.