Cold shooting plagues women’s basketball team at UPG

Release Date:
February 13, 2008
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GREENSBURG, PA – The University of Pitt-Greensburg shot better than 45% from the floor in picking up a 71-30 win over Hilbert College in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) women’s basketball action Wednesday night. The Lady Hawks couldn’t find their rhythm and shot a chilly 12 of 53 (23%) from the field while dropping to 0-22 overall and 0-15 in conference play.

11 different Bobcats reached the scoring column behind Amanda Sheaffer’s team-high of 14 points. The AMCC’s third ranked team connected on six of 15 three-pointers and showcased a stifling defense that registered 18 steals on the night. The Bobcats scored 22 points of the Hawks’ miscues while never trailing in the contest.

Nicole Reiser scored all 11 of her points in the opening half while leading the Bobcats to a commanding 40-14 lead at the break. Pitt-Greensburg connected on 50% of their shots while limiting Hilbert to just one of ten (10%) shooting from three-point land.

Pitt-Greensburg built on their lead throughout the second half and kept Hilbert from any shot at a late rally. The home team got 39 points from their bench and dominated the boards 49-34 while improving to 17-5 overall and 11-4 in the AMCC.

Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) paced the hawks with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Hilbert College hosts conference rival Frostburg State on Saturday in NCAA Basketball’s 13th anniversary Take a Kid to the Game (TAKG) day celebration at the Hafner Recreation Center. All youth (8th grade and under) will receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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.