Men's Basketball Drops to League-Leading Medaille

Release Date:
January 4, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – Medaille College remained perfect in league play after they captured an 85-60 victory at Hilbert College January 4. Dan McFarland’s {in photo to right} 17 points weren’t enough to secure the win for Hilbert who dropped to 1-3 after the loss. The Mavericks improve to 5-0 and continue to hold onto 1st place in conference standings; they had balanced scoring with nine players notching six points or more.
Hilbert’s CJ Hodge’s three point bucket with 15 seconds left in the first half cut Medaille’s lead to four (39-35) as the teams exited the floor. Medaille stormed out after the break when Tyler Stevens hit three consecutive three pointers to extend their lead in the game. Hilbert finished with fewer turnovers than the Mavericks, but the Hawks struggled from the field shooting 35% and were out rebounded 42-29.
Medaille was led by Stevens’ 14 points, and Phil Maiarana chipped in 13 while Sean Bellomo hit for 11 points. The Mavericks shot 50.9 field goal percentage and Angel Flores distributed the rock for 8 assists.   
Hilbert travels this weekend to Franciscan University January 7 (3 pm) before they compete at Penn State Altoona January 8 (2 pm). Both upcoming opponents hold identical 0-10 overall records.

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.