Women’s basketball can’t stop FSU

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

HAMBURG, NY – Frostburg State rebounded from a slow start to defeat the Hilbert College women’s basketball team 61-44 on Saturday at the Hafner Recreation Center. The visiting Bobcats outscored the Hawks 31-17 in the second half after trailing by as many as 10 points early in the game. With the win, Frostburg improves to 8-15 overall and 5-11 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Hilbert scored the first six points of the game, and twice-held leads as large as 10 points during the opening half. Frostburg would use a 19-6 run over the final 7:15 to take a 30-27 lead at the break. The Bobcats were able to get 10 points from their reserves in the opening half after trailing for the first 19:18 of the game.

Missed shots and turnovers plagued the Hawks in the second half as the Bobcats capitalized with 17 points from Hilbert errors. A Mercedes White layup extended the Frostburg lead to 57-37 with 5:40 in regulation, and a late Hilbert rally was not in the cards.

Elizabeth Carrington led the winners with 19 points, five rebounds and five steals. Shanell Williams was the next Bobcat in double figures with 10 points and a team-high 13 boards.

Hilbert was paced by the strong performance of senior forward Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) who finished with game-highs of 22 points, 18 rebounds, and seven blocks. Fellow senior Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) netted 14 points behind three three-pointers in a losing effort.

Hilbert (0-23, 0-16) will return to action Wednesday night as the Hawks play host to the University of Pitt-Bradford (4-19, 2-14). The 6:00 pm tip-off marks the last regular season home game for seniors Kellie Tingley (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport), Miller, and McHale.

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.