Hawks Keep Tournament Hopes Alive with Road Victory
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- February 12, 2005
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February 12, 2005
FROSTBURG, Md. – After getting down by as many as 12 points in the first half, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team rallied to defeat the Frostburg State Bobcats on Saturday afternoon, 80-69. With the victory,
On Friday night, the Bobcats of Pitt-Greensburg jumped out to a huge lead, and put the game away early. The Hawks shot a dismal 25% from the field in the first half, as Pitt-Greensburg limited them to 17 first-half points, en route to a 47-17 lead at the break. Pitt-Greensburg outrebounded Hilbert 25-10 in the first half, and shot 61% from the floor.
The second half was much of the same, as Pitt-Greensburg continued their dominance and ran away with the game. UPG’s Matthew Russell had a game-high 14 points in the victory. For Hilbert, Dominic Miller (Niagara Falls, NY/West Seneca West) was the lone scorer in double figures with 13 points. Hilbert’s leading scorer, Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West), was limited to 5 points on 1-of-8 shooting from the floor.
Saturday afternoon saw the Hawks travel to
Down 39-38 to begin the second half, Hilbert took their first lead since the 14:23 mark of the first half on a Michael Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) three-pointer, giving Hilbert a 49-47 advantage. Sophomore Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) would score eight out of the next 10 points for the Hawks, as their lead grew to six points, 59-53, with 12:14 remaining in the game.
The game remained close, with Hilbert’s lead never reaching double figures until the final seconds of the game. The Hawks’ Gioia scored the games final five points to seal the victory.
Ufland led the Hawks with 22 points, including six three-pointers. Gioia scored 19 points off the bench for Hilbert. Marcus McIntyre led
With the victory, the Hawks remain in the hunt for an AMCC conference tournament birth. Currently, the Hawks sit in seventh place with a 7-9 conference record. The top six teams advance to the conference tournament.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.