Hawks Beat Mavs, 76-55

Release Date:
February 4, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – Hilbert College’s Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) scored 15 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to pace the visiting Hawks to a 76-55 win over Medaille College on Saturday. The win improves the Hawks to 8-11, 6-7 and keeps their post-season hopes alive in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The Hawks trailed early in the first half before capitalizing on eight second chance points while getting some key help from the bench to take a 36-30 halftime lead. Medaille guard James McNeil poured in 21 of his game-high 29 points during the first 20 minutes, but received little help as the Hawks would go up by as many as 24 in the second half.

Hilbert’s Noah McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) scored 14 points on a perfect six of six shooting performance, and Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop-Timon) connected on four of six three-pointers while also finishing with 14 points. The Hawks dished out a season high 22 assists while out-rebounding the home team by a 50-29 margin.

The Hawks will return home for an important AMCC game Tuesday, February 7th against Penn State Behrend. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.