McFarland Leads and Bushey Earns Career High

Release Date:
November 27, 2012
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KEUKA PARK, NYDan McFarland’s 19 points and double eight assists and rebounds complemented the balanced Hawk scoring as Hilbert took a 73-66 road non-conference victory over Keuka College November 26.  Teddy Tuggles’ 15 points led three Storm players in double figures as Keuka droped to 0-4 this fall.

Hilbert (4-1) opened the game with a 10-2 run, including back-to-back three point baskets by Isaac Bushey but Keuka found a way to tie the game at 11:37. After a Hilbert timeout, the Hawk rookies began to fill the stat sheet. Jerame Owens responded with a lay-up that was followed by Nick Nadeau’s good three-pointer. The same pattern occurred again, with an Owens’ bunny shot and a long distance bomb by Nadeau before Owens dialed-up a long ball himself and then watched CJ Hodge score a layup on the next possession. Hilbert held a 10-point lead at half.

Over a five-second span early in the second half, Bushey stuffed back-to-back layups which gave the visitors a 48-33 lead that they road to the final horn. McFarland finished the last 1:10 of the game hitting five of six shots at the charity stripe assuring Hilbert the win.

Earning a career-high 12 points, Bushey finished the game shooting four of nine and two of five behind the arc. Anthony Hodge chipped in nine points (three steals) while Trevor Stark and Owens each added seven points. Nadeau finished shooting two of three all from deep and Mike Jones was perfect from inside the paint hitting all three attempts.

Casey Williams netted 14 and Tyler Hixson netted in 11 points for the Storm on their home court.

Up next for Hilbert is an important AMCC contest against cross-town rival, D’Youville College November 28. The Hawks and Spartans tip-it close to 8pm after the women’s opening game with a start time of 6pm.

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.