Hawks End Regular Season With Loss to D'Youville

Release Date:
February 25, 2004
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February 25, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. - D'Youville College jumped out to a 36-20 halftime lead and held on for a 70-61 victory over Hilbert College in men's basketball action Tuesday night. The Spartans led the entire night as Hilbert was unable to cut the second half lead below seven points.

Sam Gioia (W. Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Hawks in the losing effort, while Brian Wojcik (St. Mary's/Buffalo, NY) added 11 points and five rebounds.

Javon Jones led three Spartans in double figures with 14 points. Sanquin Starks chipped in with 13 points, while Ross King added 10 points and five rebounds.

Hilbert (5-20, 2-6 NEAC) will host Cazenovia College at 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Eastern Athletic Conference play-in game, with the winner advancing to the NEAC Tournament Saturday at Keuka College.

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.