BUFFALO, NY - A strong second half led the Hilbert Hawks past visiting the Franciscan women's basketball team, 71-43, Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Barons and Hawks battled in a tight game in the first half as Franciscan scored 28 of its 43 points in the first 20 minutes. The Lady Barons trailed Hilbert by just three points at the end of the first, 18-15, while the Hawks pushed their lead to eight at the half, 36-28.
Hilbert broke the game open with a 18-4 third quarter to take a 54-32 lead. Franciscan chisled away at the lead but couldn't overtake the Hawks and settled for a 71-43 final score.
The Lady Barons return home this Wednesday as they host Pitt.-Greensburg at 6pm.