Panthers Claw Hawks

Big run to finish first half
Release Date:
December 2, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women’s basketball team traveled to Hilbert on December 2 for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game and left town with a 85-55 win.   Hilbert stayed in the game for the first 7 minutes of the game until Bradford went on a 36-14 run to finish the half.   Hilbert’s record stands 0-7 (0-2 AMCC) and Bradford improves to 2-4 (2-1 AMCC).

Bradford had good spacing on the floor, moved the ball well, and shot 50% from behind the arc to take the 50-26 half time lead to the locker room. The number of shot attempts were almost equal in the first half (43 – 39 in favor of the visitors) but when one team has 44% FG percentage and the other is only at 26%, it is easy to see why the separation occurs in scoring. In the second half, Hilbert’s defense was more aggressive on the perimeter which resulted in several break-away lay ups as the game came to a conclusion.
Hilbert was led by sophomore guard Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) with 14 points and 4 assists. Zinni had plenty of looks at the hoop but her shot just wasn’t falling. Fellow sophomore Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) came through with a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Guard Devin Davis (Waterbury, Ct/Sacred Heart) {in photo} had 3 steals to go along with her 11 points. 
Hilbert hosts La Roche College on Saturday, December 5th with a 1 pm tip. The Hawks will then travel twice next week before the Conference game schedules take a break for the Christmas holiday. Wednesday, December 9th, Hilbert will be at cross-town rival Medaille College and then Saturday, December 12 Penn State Altoona hosts.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee would like to remind friends of the athletics program that this weekend the club will once again be hosting an unwrapped Toys and non-perishable Food Drive to be donated to needy families at the holidays.


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.