Behrend Lions top Lady Hawks, 69-35

Release Date:
February 6, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – 12 different players scored for the Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team in Wednesday night’s 69-35 win over Hilbert College. The visiting Behrend Lions utilized 32 points from their bench to improve to 10-10 overall and 8-5 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Hilbert drops to 0-20 on the year and remains winless in the AMCC.

Penn State Behrend shot 50% from the field and jumped out to a 35-14 lead at the half as they held the Hawks to just four first-half field goals. Hilbert converted all of their free throws, but was only able to get to the foul line four times during the first 20:00 of play.

In the second half Penn State Behrend continued to roll, building their lead to as big as 61-38 as they scored 19 points off of 13 Hilbert errors. The Hawks would try to rally with a 10-2 run late in the game, but the damage had already been done. The Behrend Lions would use 26 more shot attempts to shoot 46% on the night while securing the road win.

Ann Priester came off the bench to pace the winners with 12 points, five rebounds, and four of her team’s 15 steals. Amy Oldach finished with 10 points on four of five shooting, including a two of three performance from three-point territory.

Hilbert was paced by Kaitlyn Miller’s (Depew, NY/Depew) 11 points. The senior guard drained three of the Hawks five treys on the night. Teammate Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore East) chipped in with nine markers and was a perfect four of four from the charity stripe.

The Hawks will travel to Mount Aloysius College this weekend for a 1:00 pm contest against the Mounties.

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.