Alfred's Three Point Shooter Too Much For Hawks

Release Date:
November 26, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team lost to Alfred University, 80-50 on November 26. Down by only eight at the half, Alfred managed hold onto their lead for the remainder of the game, never letting the Hawks get within reach of the win.

An intense and physical game from the start, Alfred executed on their chances from the foul line, connecting on 22-29 free throws. Hilbert won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding the Saxons 49-41. Untimely turnovers and not putting the ball in the basket ultimately ended up costing Hilbert the game.

The Hawks were led by freshman Tiana Cheasman with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Senior Julie Bossard contributed with 10 points and five rebounds. Freshmen Kateland Ball (eight points, four rebounds) and Jenah Labuski (six points, eight rebounds) showed stellar outings in the home opener for the Hawks.

Alfred’s Christina Jordan led all scorers with 27 points, shooting 9-14 from beyond the arc. Harley Cleary finished the game with 16 points and six boards, and Grace Williamson recorded a double-double, having 11 points and 13 rebounds.

The Hawks will be on the road next, traveling to Cazenovia College on November 30. The women of Hilbert will return to the Hafner Recreation Center on December 10 to host AMCC opponent Pitt-Greensburg at 4pm.

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.