Spartans Top Hawks

Release Date:
November 22, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team played in the consolation game of the Courtyard-Marriot Invitational at St. John Fisher College, on Saturday afternoon November 22. The Hawks fell to D’Youville College 84-37, pushing their record to 0-3 on the young season.

The Hawks were led in scoring by freshman Kaitlyn Wetzel (Ripon, WI), who scored 14 points on 2-9 shooting from the floor. Wetzel was 9-10 from the charity stripe. Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY) chipped in with 7 points and 3 rebounds for the Hawks.

Junior Jackie Pienkowski (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) had a fine game, contributing 6 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists for Hilbert.

As a team the Hawks shot just 16.3% from the field for the game.

“We have not reached our full potential yet,” said head coach Kara Rehbaum. “We are still discovering ways to put it all together.” Today we did not do a great job of running the floor with the intensity needed on the offensive end and our weak side defense really hurt us this afternoon. “We will continue to work and build confidence on both ends of the floor.”

The Hawks return to action November 25, at 5 p.m. at Alfred University.

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.