Hilbert Women’s Basketball To Consolation Game at Betty Abgott Invitational

Release Date:
November 19, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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Buffalo, NY – The Hilbert women’s basketball team opening their 2010 season off with a 76-40 loss at the Betty Abgott Invitational Tournament hosted by Buffalo State College November 19. The Hawks will face The Sages College in the consolation game November 20 with a 12 noon tip after Grove City College toppled Sages 63-52 in the first game of the evening.

Junior Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) grabbed 10 rebounds to go with her 4 blocks and 6 points for the Hawks (0-1). Junior Magan Campbell (Buffalo, NY/Bennett/ECC) led Hilbert with 14 points, 3 steals and 7 rebounds. Buffalo State had balanced scoring contribution from fourteen of the fifteen players. The Hawks didn’t help their cause by shooting 14 of 31 from the foul line for the game.
Chelsea Martin (Davenport, NY/Jefferson Central) led Sage with 14 points and seven boards. Kara Hackett (Peru, NY/Peru) chipped in 13 points, and Jessica Byerwalters (Coeymans Hollow, NY/RCS) scored 12. Grove City overcame an early 8-2 deficit to carry a 38-23 lead into the intermission. Sage battled back, opening the second half with a 14-0 run and took a one-point lead at 52-51 with under five minutes to play. The Wolverines quickly responded, however, and closed the game on a 12-1 run to claim the 63-52 victory.

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.