Men's Basketball Season Ends With Loss to Caz

Release Date:
February 27, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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February 27, 2004

HAMBURG, N.Y. - Hilbert College overcame a 56-37 halftime deficit and cut the lead to one point before falling to visiting Cazenovia College 91-84 in the play-in game of the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday night.

Sam Gioia (W. Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) led four Hawks in double figures with 21 points and five rebounds. Keon Rembert (Archbishop Walsh/Brooklyn, NY) added 18 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals. Dominic Miller (W. Seneca West/Niagara Falls, NY) chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds and Mike Zmuda (Gowanda Central/Gowanda, NY) contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Gioia also had six assists in the game to set a new Hilbert record for assists in a career with 291. The record was previously held by Ed Hill (1997-2001), who totaled 288 assists in his career.

Cazenovia was led by Adrian Hanks with 32 points, seven assists, and six steals, while Marty Priest added 30 points.

Hilbert ends its season with a 5-21 record. Head coach Rob deGrandpre will look forward to the return of 13 of his 14 players as the Hawks prepare for their transition to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference for the 2004-05 season.

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.