Tigers Outrun Hawks

Release Date:
November 30, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell 81-49 to R.I.T. Sunday afternoon (November 30, 2008.) With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-5 on the season.

The Hawk’s defense was solid in the first half, holding R.I.T. to just 14-40 shooting. The Hawks trailed 36-27 at the half. The Tiger’s 9 point edge was the Hawk’s smallest halftime deficit of the season.

In the second stanza, the Hawks would pull within 5 points, on a layup by freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood). Bossard would finish the game with 16 points and 7 rebounds, both career-highs.

The Tigers used a 20-5 second half run to pull away, building a 20 point lead with 6:03 remaining, on their way to the victory.

Hilbert did not lead in the game. The Hawks shot 32.7 % on the game and turned the ball over 34 times.

Junior Jackie Pienkowski (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Hilbert. Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) scored 9 points and corralled 7 rebounds.

”We are still playing in spurts on the defensive end,” said head coach Kara Rehbaum. “Offensively we are still trying to find ourselves.” “Turnovers and unforced errors really hurt us today.” “Once we learn to play as a team, all on the same page, things will be more productive for us.”

The Hawks return to action Wed. Dec 3 at 6 p.m. at La Roche College, in Hilbert’s first AMCC game of the season.

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.