Mounties Top Hawks

Release Date:
February 7, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to 0-21overall and 0-14 in AMCC play with a 55-37 defeat at the hands of the Mount Aloysius Mounties.

The Hawks fought valiantly for the entire 40 minutes, and the 18 point defeat was the smallest margin of defeat the Hawks have had this season.

Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) opened the scoring for the Hawks with a 3-point shot. After trailing 9-5, the Hawks regained the lead 10-9 on Zinni’s second trey of the game at the 12:46 mark of the half.

The Hawks used a Kaitlyn Wetzel (Ripon, WI/Ripon) and a free throw by Elizabeth Kennedy to build a 13-11 lead, which unfortunately would be the Hawks’ last of the game.

Mount Aloysius would reel off a 9-0 run over 6:19 to lead 20-13, with 5:47 remaining in the Half. Hilbert was unable to trim the lead before the half and went to the locker room trailing 31-22.

Hilbert shot 34.8% in the first half, and were credited with five assists on their eight made field goals.

In the second half, Mount Aloysius would not give any ground, and extended their lead as the half progressed. Hilbert cut the Mountie lead to 38-28 with 15:34 remaining in the game. Mount Aloysius would outscore Hilbert 23-9 over the remainder of the half, to secure the victory.

Zinni paced the Hawks with 15 points, which tied a career-high. Wetzel and Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) scored seven points each. Bossard also pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Hawks return to action February 11 at 6:00 pm, to host the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

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.