Hilbert Closes Semester with Win Over Marywood

Release Date:
December 17, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – Playing their last game before the semester break, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team took a 79-67 non-conference win from visiting Marywood University (PA).  Dan McFarland led all scorers with 27 points pushing the Hawks overall record to 4-6.  Marywood’s Brent Keyes netted 19 points in the road loss.

Hilbert opened the game with two quick scores from Jordan VanDunk and CJ Hodge, but witnessed a back and forth scoring affair for the next nine minutes.  Back to back three point scores by McFarland and Isaac Bushey gave the Hawks a 17-13 lead at 11:26 before Cody Troutman started a 13-6 run to close out the half.  McFarland was six for nine from the floor (three for three from long distance) earning 15 points and two blocks to lead the Hawks to a 44-32 half time hold.    

VanDunk’s layup to start the second half gave Hilbert their largest lead of the day.  Pierre Bakinde and Brent Keyes’ combined nine-point run fueled a Pacers comeback to close the gap to one point (48-47) but  Chris Hoak’s {in photo to right} two back-to-back steals lead to a 4-point surge which allowed Hilbert to escape a potential lead change in the second half of the game. 

Hilbert ran their offense and got good looks at the basket all game.  They finished the contest shooting 56% from the floor (32-57) but were a dismal 59% from the charity stripe (10-17).  The Hawks played unselfish basketball earning 19 assist on the day with fewer turnovers than their opponents (13-15). 

VanDunk had a great game scoring 17 points on six of eight from the floor and five of six from the foul line.  Chipping in a quiet 14 points was senior Chris Parrott.  Troutman earned game-high rebounding honors with nine boards (five on the offensive end when the Hawks needed a crucial possession).  Hodge distributed the ball for six assists followed closely by Toutman’s five.

Pierre Bakinde and Tyrone Baker each contributed 14 points for Marywood.

Up next for the Hawks is a home game against cross-town rival Medaille College January 4, 2012.  The Wednesday game is set for a 6 pm tip.









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.