HC Cagers Stop Frostburg State with 83-59 Win

Release Date:
January 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) scored 31 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to help the Hilbert College men’s basketball team to an 83-59 win over Frostburg State on Saturday.  The victory improves the Hawks to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The host Hawks jumped out to a commanding lead and held a 29 point advantage with 4:28 to play in the first-half.  The home team would shoot 51.5% and hold the visiting Bobcats to just 25% from the field before settling for a 46-25 lead at the break.

Hilbert would build their biggest lead of the day on a Vander Sluis jumper with 8:10 to play in regulation as the Hawks went up 76-39.  For the half, Hilbert connected on 16 of 24 field goals while shooting a red-hot 66.7% from the field.

Vander Sluis converted 15 of 20 field goals and blocked two shots in 23 minutes of play to lead the winners.  Teammate Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) finished with 25 points and six of the Hawks 28 assists. 

Antione McCall scored 13 points to pace the Bobcats (6-8, 5-2) who gained 22 offensive rebounds in the loss.    

The Hawks will head cross town Monday night for and important AMCC contest with Medaille College.  Tip-off 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.