Behrend Lions Tame Hawks

Release Date:
January 24, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – Penn State Behrend’s Kevin Buczynski scored 22 points to lead the Behrend Lions past the visiting Hilbert College men’s basketball team 75-44 on Tuesday night. The 6’7 sophomore made 10 of 13 field goals while hauling in a team high eight rebounds as the winners improved to 13-3 overall and 7-2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The Behrend Lions got off to a fast start as they connected on eight of 12 three point attempts and scored almost at will during the first half while leading by as many as 25. The home team would take a 42-19 lead into the locker room and go up by as many as 34 points in the second stanza. Penn State Behrend shot an impressive 55.6% from the floor while draining 10 of 17 long balls on the night while forcing 17 Hilbert turnovers.

For the Hawks (7-8, 5-4), Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) reached double-figures with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hilbert shot a dismal 31.4% from the field and connected on only three of 15 three pointers while being out-rebounded 34-28.

Hilbert will continue AMCC play on the road with an important 7:00 pm game at Lake Erie College on Friday, before traveling to La Roche College on Saturday for a 6:00 pm contest.

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.