HAMBURG - The Fredonia State women's basketball team defeated Hilbert College, 70-59, to improve its record to 7-3 in closing out first-semester play.
"I think this was a great way to end our first semester," Fredonia State head coach Donna Wise said. "We had four players in double digits and we had one player have a double-double. We're just really pleased with our first semester."
The Blue Devils were led by junior Becky Hebert's 26. Juniors Nikole Lindquist added 17 and Jaimie Warren had 11 while senior Anna Riley chipped in 10. Warren was credited with her first double-double of the season, topping the Devils with 11 boards.
The Devils led by as many as nine points in the first half before Hilbert took the lead late in the period. With the sore tied 24-all, Jessica Jamieson hit a jumper and a three pointer to close out the first-half scoring and give the Hawks a 29-24 advantage.
"The first half was a little bit back-and-forth," Wise said. "But we were able to, in the second half, put it together. We're just really excited about our first semester being 7-3 and to have a little bit of a break."
The second half featured several lead changes before the Devils took charge. With the score tied 52-all, the Devils closed the game with a flurry, outscoring the Hawks 18-7. Hebert accounted for nine points during the run.
Fredonia State's Jenna Austin added five assists while Sabrina Macaulay had seven steals.
Hilbert (3-7) was paced by Natalie Whitman's 17 points.
The Devils are idle until Jan. 11.