Women’s Basketball Tamed By the Tigers

Release Date:
November 17, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HENRIETTA, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team traveled to Rochester Institute of Technology on Tuesday, November 17 for their second non-conference game to start the young season.   RIT earned their first victory with a 97-32 win over the Hawks. Hilbert’s overall record slips to 0-2 and RIT starts 1-0.

Freshman forward Devin Davis (Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart) led the Hawks with 8 points and 2 block shots. Shavonne Walton (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna) used her speed coming off the bench to score 7 points to go along with her team-leading 3 steals. It was a rough night for the Hawks to get their offense rolling. As a team they shot 22% from the floor and turned the ball over 37 times. Nine of the eleven players got quality minutes of playing time which should prepare them for conference play which begins in seven days.
RIT came out on fire and shot 53% for the game from the floor.  Leading the Tigers was Leslie Havens with 12 points, on 5-7 shooting. RIT won the battle on the boards with a 51-25 advantage and had 26 assists between the fifteen athletes.
Hilbert will regroup and be prepared for their back to back games this weekend as they travel to Chatham University for their 6pm tip off against the host team on Friday night. The second round games will be played on Saturday, November 21 with the consolation game and championship games at 2 and 4 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.