Men’s Basketball Stormed by LEC

Release Date:
January 24, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Lake Erie College showed why they are the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) top team Wednesday night with a convincing 96-66 win over Hilbert College. The visiting Storm scored 64 points in the paint and shot 55.9% from the field en route to their 16th win of the season.

Lake Erie held a 46-33 lead at the break and forced the host Hawks into 23 turnovers on the night. The Storm also owned a significant 24-5 advantage in fast break points and capitalized early on the Hawks miscues.

Derrick Thornton paced five Lake Erie players in double-figures with 22 points on eight of nine shooting. Jajcen Harris added 17 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the winners who improve to 16-1 overall and 11-0 in the AMCC.

Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) poured in 27 points and grabbed six rebounds in a losing effort for the Hawks (9-9, 5-6).

Hilbert will hit the road on Saturday for an important AMCC contest at La Roche College. Tip-off in Pittsburgh is scheduled for 6:00 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.