Men’s Hoops Lose Close One on the Road

Release Date:
January 13, 2004
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PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Lake Erie College used a 9-0 run in the final 2:35 of the game to defeat visiting Hilbert College 68-63 on Monday night in men’s college basketball action. The loss drops the Hawks to 3-11 on the season.

The Storm limited Hilbert to 22.7 percent shooting in the second half and forced 11 second-half turnovers.

Keon Rembert (Archbishop Walsh/Brooklyn, NY) scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds, and had four steals to lead the Hawks in the losing effort. Sam Gioia (W. Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) added 15 points, six rebounds, and four assists.

Lake Erie was led by Tony Tibayan, who totaled 12 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists. A.J. Johnson contributed 13 points and six rebounds, Trevor Replogle chipped with 11 points, and Josh Smith added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Hilbert will return to action Saturday when they host Cazenovia College at 3 p.m. in the conference opener for both teams.

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.