Barons Too Much for Hawks

Release Date:
January 31, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to Franciscan University 50-19 on Saturday afternoon (January 31, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-19 overall and 0-12 in AMCC play.

Sophomore Elizabeth Kennedy (Lisbon, NY/Lisbon Central) scored first for the Hawks. Kennedy’s duce came off an assist from freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood). Bossard scored seven of Hilbert’s nine first half points.

The Barons would outscore the Hawks 31-9 in the first half, and hold Hilbert to 14.3% shooting in the first half.

In the Second Half, freshman Dale Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron Central) struck first for the Hawks with a 3-point shot on an assist from Kennedy at the 17:51 mark of the second half. Jonathan added a free throw for the Hawks to cut the deficit to 33-13.

Franciscan was too much for the Hawks the rest of the way. The Barons would out score the Hawks 17-6 over the remainder of the Half to secure the victory.

Bossard led the Hawks with 7 points and six rebounds.

Hilbert managed just 13.6% from the floor on the afternoon.

The Hawks return to action at Penn State Behrend, February 4, at 6:00 pm.

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.