Pitt-Bradford Trims Hawks

Release Date:
February 19, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fell to the University of Pittsburg at Bradford by a score of 102-33 on Wednesday evening (February 18, 2009). The loss drops the Hawks to 0-24 overall and 0-17 in AMCC play.

Freshman Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) got the Hawks on the board with a layup 1:50 into the contest.

Bradford would kick their offense into high gear for the next eleven minutes. The Panthers would reel of a 28-2 run, to build a 32-4 lead with 7:38 remaining in the half. Bossard would stop the Panther run for Hilbert with another layup.

Bradford coasted the rest of the half, and took a 51-12 lead into the break. The Hawks committed 18 first-half turnovers and connected on just five field goals.

In the second half, the Panthers shot 54.3% from the field and connected on seven 3-point shots and outscored Hilbert 51-21 to coast to the Victory.

Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) led the Hawks in scoring with 13 points. Bossard added seven markers and grabbed six rebounds.

The Hawks conclude their season at home, Saturday February 21, against Medaille College; game time is set for 1 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.