Spartans handle visiting Hawks, 63-40

Release Date:
January 2, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – The D’Youville College women’s basketball team improved to 5-3 with a 63-40 win over Hilbert College Wednesday night. Christine Halter turned in a game high 14 points to go with 14 rebounds to lead the winners. With the loss, the Hawks drop to 0-11 on the season.

Hilbert would take an early lead, but D’Youville would soon gain control midway through the first-half and held a 41-20 edge at the intermission. An aggressive Spartan defense held the Hawks to just 26% shooting from the field, with the hosts shooting a sizzling 63% from the arc with five three-pointers to their credit.

The second half was more evenly played as the Spartans outscored the Hawks just 22-20. For the night, D’Youville held a 57-20 margin in rebounds, despite a floor game that committed 24 turnovers. Hilbert would finish the game with seven steals.

The Hawks were paced by Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) who finished with 12 points. Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) was the next highest scorer with nine points.

The Hawks are off until conference play resumes on January 9th with a 6:00 pm tip-off at the University of Pitt-Bradford.

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.