Lions Tame Hawks

Release Date:
December 10, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell by a score of 87-36 to Penn State Behrend on Wednesday evening (December 10, 2008). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-8 on the season and 0-3 in AMCC play.

The Hawks would fall behind early to the Lions, as Behrend went on an 11-0 run to open the game. Sophomore Elizabeth Kennedy (Lisbon, NY/Lisbon Central School) scored first for the Hawks. The Hawks would trim the Lion lead to 26-10 with 8:51 remaining in the first half. But the Lions would push the lead back to 50-20 at the half.

In the second half, the fast-paced style of the Lions troubled the Hawks both offensively and defensively. Behrend used a 19-4 run over the first 11:00 of the second half, to pull away for good.

Freshmen Mary Zinni (Batavia NY, Batavia) and Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) led the Hawks in scoring with 8 points each. Bossard also collected 11 rebounds to lead the Hawks in that category.

“Penn State Behrend is very up-tempo and they love to run the floor for lay ups,” said head coach Kara Rehbaum. “What hurt us tonight was their ability to get the ball in the paint off penetration or distribution for lay ups or short jumpers.” “It becomes very challenging to win a game when your defense allows 64 points in the paint.” “We didn’t take care of the ball on offense very well, which allowed them to start running for scores in transition.”

The Hawks return to action Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. to host Franciscan 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.