Hawks Courageous Comeback Tops PSB

Release Date:
February 7, 2006
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) converted two free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining to give the host Hawks a 55-54 win over Penn State Behrend Tuesday night. The win moves the Hawks to 9-11 overall and 7-7 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The Hawks second straight victory also wipes out an earlier 44-75 defeat in Erie, PA back on January 24th.

Trailing 19-2 to start the game, the Hawks rallied to tie the score at 26-26 on a jumper by Ron Dussett (Buffalo, NY/Traditional) with 58 seconds remaining in the half. Playing their third straight game on the road, the Behrend Lions (16-6, 10-5) took a 30-27 lead into the locker room and led by as many as six in the second stanza. The Hawks would take their first lead of the game, 46-45 on a three pointer by Jerome Holloway (Buffalo, NY/Seneca) with 6:00 remaining.

Despite shooting just 34% from the field in the second half, Penn State Behrend led the rest of the way until Reinard’s two clutch foul shots. The Hawks Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) earned his second, straight double-double by finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Reserve guard Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop-Timon) also added 12 markers and Michael Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop-Timon) played all 40 minutes while dishing our nine assists.

Hilbert College will continue AMCC play with a weekend home stand starting Friday night at 8:00 PM against the University of Pitt-Greensburg. Saturday afternoon the Hawks will face Frostburg State at 4:00 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.