Second Half Slump Hurts Hawks at Greensburg
- Release Date:
- January 28, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
GREENSBURG, PA – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team fought to a 32-27 half time deficit only to find themselves surrendering 38 second-half points to Pitt-Greensburg en route to a 70-43 AMCC loss January 28. Freshman Jessica Jamison came off the bench to lead the Hawks with 11 points. Greensburg’s Casey Stanton, the league’s preseason Player of the Year, put up big numbers (23 points, 11 rebounds) as the Bobcats moved into a tie for fifth place in conference standings.
Greensburg built a 12-point lead after twelve minutes of play (24-12) before Hilbert went on a 13-2 run trimming the score (27-25). Jenah Labuski (8 points) and Jamison (5 points) carried the Hawks’ scoring load in that first half run.
Both teams opened the second half trading baskets but by 15:40 Greensburg extended their lead to ten points, and continued to pull away from there. Hilbert’s shooting percentage in the first half (45%) carried them for twenty minutes while it hurt the blue and white in the second half (14%).
Contributing on offense with nine points was Jenah Labuski; Julie Bossard shot 2 for 4 from the floor and foul line to finish with six points, two steals and two blocks. Natalie Whitman led the Hawks with seven rebounds.
Besides Stanton, the Bobcats had double figure scoring from Lexi Elliott (17) and Morgan Biddle (13). Greensburg held a 44-34 rebounding advantage and shot 12 for 16 from the charity stripe as they moved to 6-7 AMCC, 8-12 overall.
Hilbert (2-10, 3-16 overall) travels to north Buffalo to face Medaille College February 1 (8pm). The Mavericks (11-2, 15-4) sit in second place heading into the final month of the basketball season.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.