Second Half Slump Slows Hilbert

Release Date:
December 13, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Greensburg, PARoman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) led Hilbert in scoring with 12 points in the Hawks 80-65 road loss to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg December 11th. David Palmer from Greensburg led all scorers/rebounders with 22 points/11 rebounds as the Bobcats used a huge early second half run to earn their first conference victory.

Greensburg (3-5, 1-3) held a one point advantage at intermission (38-37) after a back and forth affair for the first 20 minutes of play. Brown hit a jumper to open the second half scoring for Hilbert, but the Hawks’ offense went cold and they found themselves in a fifteen-point deficit almost five minutes into action. Chris Parrott’s (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) three-pointer closed the gap to 12 points (75-63) with 4:17 left but the Hawks didn’t score again until Mike Maritato (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) made a layup with 0:26 seconds left. The Bobcats shot an impressive 68% from the floor with three players hitting double digits. 

Hilbert (3-6, 0-3) faces their last non-conference opponent on Friday, December 17th when they host Nazareth College from the Empire 8 conference. Nazareth (6-2) is coming off a road loss at Ithaca College December 9th after winning the championship game at the Wendy’s Classic against the University of Rochester (62-60).




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.