Hawks Win Second Straight

Release Date:
January 8, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

January 8, 2005


BUFFALO, NY – Senior Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) had a game-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and five assists to help lead Hilbert College to their second straight win, an 80-47 victory on the road at Medaille College.  The win improves the Hawks record to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).  Medaille moves to 0-9 overall and 0-3 in the conference.


Hilbert got off to a quick start, taking a 20-5 lead within the first eight minutes of the first half.  They maintained that lead throughout the first half, holding a 35-21 advantage at intermission.  The Hawks continued their charge in the second half, going on a 15-2 run, pushing the lead to 27 and putting the game out of reach.


Al Leight (Oakfield, NY/Oakfield-Alabama) had 14 points off the bench, and Sean Kenney (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) added 12 for the victors.  Pierre Bryant led the Mavericks with 16 points.


The Hawks take on AMCC opponent Frostburg State on Friday, January 14, starting a three-game home stand.  Game time is scheduled for 8:00 PM.

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.