Penn State-Behrend Ends HC Men’s Three-Game Win Streak

Release Date:
January 26, 2005
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January 26, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – A slow start proved costly for the Hilbert College men’s basketball team, as the Behrend Lions of Penn State Behrend beat the Hawks, 76-57, in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conferce (AMCC) contest on Tuesday.  Hilbert College falls to 6-10 on the season, 4-5 in the AMCC.  Penn State Behrend improves to 10-5 overall, and is tied for first in the AMCC with a 7-2 record.


An Allen Leight (Oakfield, NY/Oakfield-Alabama) putback gave the Hawks the lead to start the game.  Unfortunately, it would be the only lead of the game for Hilbert, as the Behrend Lions shot 50% from the field and recorded 10 offensive rebounds in the first half.  Penn State Behrend recorded 15 assists to zero turnovers in the opening stanza.


Hilbert trailed 51-25 to start the second half, and tried desperately to mount a comeback.  Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) had 10 second-half points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.


Ufland finished the game with a team-high 16 points, and was 5-of-6 from beyond the arc.  Senior Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was the only other Hawk in double figures with 12.  Tom Lulich led the Behrend Lions with 21 points, including seven three-pointers.


The Hawks look to bounce back on Friday, January 28 as they take on AMCC opponent Lake Erie College.  The game 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.