La Roche Soars Past Hilbert

Release Date:
December 3, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell at La Roche College 82-20 in their first AMCC contest of the season on Wednesday evening. (December 3, 2008). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-6 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.

The Hawks had an early 5-2 lead at the 16:22 mark of the first half, as freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) converted on a three point play.

The Red Hawks turned up the defensive intensity for the remainder of the first half, forcing the Hawks into 21 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes to take a 37-18 lead.

In the second half, the Hawks struggled on the offensive end. The Hawks were held without a field goal for the first 10:02 of the second half before junior Jackie Pienkowski (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) converted on a layup. The Hawks would not score again in the game.

Pienkowski and Bossard each tallied 6 points for Hilbert.

“It’s tough to play defense the entire game,” said head coach Kara Rehbaum. “We are struggling to run our offense due to unforced mental errors.” “We will continue to work hard every day in practice, and the things that are happening in the games now will not be happening in the second semester.” “It’s a long season, and there is lots more basketball to be played.”

The Hawks return to action Saturday Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. when Hilbert travels to Penn State Altoona in an AMCC contest.

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.