Barons March Past Hawks

Release Date:
December 15, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to Franciscan University 63-29 on Saturday afternoon (December 13, 2008). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-9 overall and 0-4 in AMCC play.

Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) opened the scoring for Hilbert with a jumper on the Hawk’s first possession of the game. The Hawks would lead the game 7-6 at the 15:53 mark of the first half. But a 15-7 run for the Barons would erase the Hilbert advantage and propel the Franciscan to a 24-16 halftime lead.

In the second half, Franciscan opened the half with a 17-3 run to lead 41-19 with 13:27 remaining in the game. Hilbert was unable to score for the final 4:46 of the contest, which added to their offensive struggles.

Zinni led the Hawks with 11 points on the afternoon, while sophomore Elizabeth Kennedy (Lisbon, NY/Lisbon Central School) and freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport NY, /Caniesto-Greenwood) each tailled 6 points for Hilbert.

After some time off for Christmas, the Hawks return to action Jan 3 at 4:00 p.m., when Hilbert travels to Fredonia State 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.