D’Youville Defeats Hilbert Men’s Basketball Team

Release Date:
January 28, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – D’Youville College defeated the Hilbert College men’s basketball team 69-62 on Tuesday night in NCAA Division III action. The loss drops the Hawks to 4-13 on the season.

Sam Gioia (W. Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) scored 19 points and dished out six assists to lead Hilbert in the losing effort. Sean Kenney (Tonawanda/Tonawanda, NY) contributed 12 points, while Mike Zmuda (Gowanda Central/Gowanda, NY) added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Javon Jones scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Spartans, while Sanquin Starks added 16 points.

The Hawks, who are now 1-2 in NEAC play, will host Keuka College Friday night in a critical conference game. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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.