Hawks Hard Work Comes Up Short

Release Date:
December 8, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – After fighting back from an 11 point deficit with 9:27 on clock, the Hilbert men’s basketball team couldn’t hit a 3 point bucket before time expired to force overtime. The undefeated Penn State Behrend team escaped the Hafner Recreation Center with a 60-57 victory, holding onto their top spot in the AMCC league standings (3-0).

Hilbert (3-5, 0-2) outrebounded the Lions, had more steals, blocks, assists and fewer turnovers, but it came down to shooting percentage in the end which sealed the victory for the visitors. Behrend finished the game hitting 49% of their shots (50% from behind the arc) and 75% from the foul line. Chris Saltzman tied Hilbert’s Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) with game high scoring honors (18 each) but Parrott paired his points with game high rebounds (8).
Freshman CJ Hodge (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) kept that game interesting down the stretch. He scored a lay up to pull the Hawks within 2 at 4:34, and went 4 for 4 from the foul line down the stretch setting up the long three by junior Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) {in photo to right} with 11 seconds left. After several time outs were called, Hilbert had the ball one last time. Hoak had to take a desperation as time expired.
Hilbert will travel to Pitt-Greensburg Saturday, December 11 to compete in their first road conference game at 4 pm.

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.