The Hilbert Hawks Women’s Basketball team traveled to the 4th seeded Penn State Altoona Lions for the first round of the AMCC playoffs and came up with an upset by a score of 54-40.
The Hawks dominated the game from the tip, scoring within the first 16 seconds of the game. They led by as much as 19 points in the 3rd quarter and Mackenzie Catan threw in seven three-point shots and finished with a game high 21 points.
The total team defensive effort allowed the Hawks to grow and maintain the lead throughout the entirety of the game. “Although our offense was great our defense won us the game” says Champagne.
Other key contributors were Ashley Schroeder with 13 points and 5 assists, Chloe Champagne added another 5 assists, Alesia Hamm contributed 10 points and Monika Allen finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds in just 11 minutes.
The Hawks led in nearly every statistical category, they shot a better percentage from field goal and beyond the arc. They also out rebounded the Lions by 12 and gathered 5 steals which led to more 2nd chance and fastbreak points. “We applied pressure the whole game… they were crying” Champagne adds.