Hot shooting Panthers beat Lady Hawks

Release Date:
January 9, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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BRADFORD, PA – The University of Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team shot better than 51% from the floor in the second half to hold off Hilbert College 88-65 at the Sport and Fitness Center. The host Panthers scored 49 second-half points on 19 of 37 shooting en route to their first win in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Wednesday night. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-12 overall and 0-5 in the AMCC.

Pitt-Bradford (3-8, 1-4) raced to a 39-28 lead at the half despite Hilbert shooting 46.4% in the opening stanza. UPB would take advantage of four three-pointers and a five of six outing at the foul line before heading to the locker room with the 11 point cushion.

The second-half was more prolific shooting as both teams combined to make 33 of 67 field goals. The winners would knock down six three pointers over the final 20:00 to keep the Hawks from getting any closer.

Pitt-Bradford’s Katie Moore scored 27 points and Janelle Krisulevicz would finish with 17 and 10 boards to pace the winners who held a 41-30 advantage on the glass. Michelle Kushner went converted five of 14 three-pointers and finished with 15 points.

Hilbert was paced by senior Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) who turned in a 23 point, 14 rebound effort. Teammate Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) chipped in with 10 points and five steals as the Hawks shot a combined 46.6% from the floor.

Hilbert will regroup for Saturday’s AMCC battle with Mount Aloysius College. Tip-off in Hamburg is scheduled for 1:00 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.