UPG Bobcats too much for Lady Hawks

Release Date:
January 16, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pitt-Greensburg utilized the scoring of 10 different players to earn an 85-50 win over the Hilbert College women’s basketball team Wednesday night. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win keeps the Bobcats in a tie for second place as they improve to 5-2 and 11-3 overall. Hilbert falls to 0-7 in the AMCC and 0-14 overall.

Hilbert would score the first basket of the game but it would be the only lead for the Hawks all night. The visiting Bobcats broke an early 2-2 tie with a 16-2 run and never looked back as they raced to a 36-17 lead at the half.

In the second half, it was again all Bobcats as they outscored the Hawks 49-33 over the final 20:00. The Hawks would actually hold a 46% - 45% edge in field goal percentage, but Pitt-Greensburg converted 18 of 21 second-half free throws to prevent the Hawks from keeping pace.

Pitt-Greensburg’s Nicloe Reiser just missed a triple-double with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists. The 5’6 junior also picked up four of the Bobcats’ 20 steals on the night. Tiffany Menhorn and Kelsey Wilcox chipped in with 18 and 17 points respectfully as Pitt-Greensburg coach Carol Gelet recorded win number 150.

Hilbert guard Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) led the Hawks with 22 points on eight of 16 shooting. Her six three-pointers ties a Hawks’ mark for treys made in game. Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, and Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) recorded 10 points, eight boards, and four blocks.

The Hawks will travel to conference foe Frostburg State (4-9, 1-6) on Saturday for a 1:00 pm game at Bobcat Arena.

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.