Women's basketball drops 52-37 decision to Fredonia State

Release Date:
December 12, 2007
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HAMBURG, NY – Cheryl Kindzia scored 12 points and recorded a game high 16 rebounds to lead the Fredonia State Blue Devils to a 52-37 win over Hilbert College Wednesday night. The loss at the Hafner Recreation Center drops the Hawks to 0-9 while the Blue Devils improve to 3-4 on the young season.

In a nip and tuck game during the early stages of the first half, Fredonia finally broke loose to take a 30-15 lead at the end of the first twenty minutes. The visitors settled for a 13 of 36 (36%) shooting performance from the field while holding the Hawks to just four field goals in 17 attempts.

In the second half, Hilbert battled Fredonia to a draw as each team scored 22 points. The winners would own a 53-33 advantage on the boards, including a 28-5 edge on the offensive end, but the Hawks managed 14 blocks with 11 coming from senior Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh).

Caroline Hourihan finished with 10 points and a team high six steals for the Devils who never trailed in the game. The visitors got a solid 17 points from their reserves and held an 11-2 edge in fast break points.

“Offensively we struggled to hang onto the ball,” commented Hilbert coach Kara Rehbaum. “I was pleased with our defense which helped get us going in transition.”

McHale’s big defensive effort accompanied seven points and 13 rebounds. Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) finished with a team high 12 points and a game high seven steals in a losing effort.

The Hawks will hit the road Saturday for a 6:30 pm game at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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.