Hilbert Women Battle to the End

All eight Hawks on the scoreboard
Release Date:
February 10, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY:  In the second meeting of the season, D’Youville College ran away with the victory over Hilbert College in women’s basketball. Both teams battled through sloppy play and poor shooting, but the Spartans (5-15, 5-11) came out strong in the second half to extend their 15 point lead and cruise to the 77-45 victory.

All eight players on the Hawks roster contributed in the scoring column and rebounding. Sophomore Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) was the leading scorer again with 13 points while sophomore Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) {photo to right} played her most active game tonight scoring 8 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the loss. The Hawks (0-22, 0-17) went to the foul line 35 times but only shot 49% from the charity stripe. 
Senior Melissa Kanalley (Tonawanda, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) hit for 20 points and junior Holly Beats (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) produced a double double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Spartans held a 60-45 rebounding advantage.
The last home game for the Hawks is Saturday, February 13 with a 1 pm tip against Mt. Aloysius College. The women’s team will be participating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s PINKZONE celebration. All WBCA members are encouraged to raise cancer screening awareness on each of their campuses. The team will be selling PINKZONE t-shirts to assist in the nationwide cause.

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.