Hawks Back on Track with Win over Mounties

Release Date:
February 3, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 103-96 win over Mount Aloysius College Saturday night. Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) poured in a career high 41 points and backcourt mate Michael Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) dished out a game-high seven assists to become the college’s all-time leader. With the win, the Hawks improve to 10-11 overall and 6-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The Hawks overcame 15 fouls, 15 turnovers, and four lead changes to claim a 49-43 lead at the break. Ufland kept the Hawks from faltering further by scoring 26 points, including 24 from downtown before the intermission.

In the second-half, the Hawks would build a 10-point lead with 16:36 to play, but would stumble over the next 4:10 as the Mounties would rally to go up 67-62. Hilbert’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) would score eight-straight points and Ufland would connect on his ninth trey of the game to bring the Hawks back to a 77-75 advantage with 8:13 to play.

A Reinard three-pointer with 4:27 to play gave the home team a 93-86 lead, but the Mounties would respond with eight-straight points from Sam Hanik to tie the score at 94-94 with 2:07 to play. Ufland converted a traditional three-point play with 00:37 to play and Noah McHale (Bradford, PA, Archbishop Walsh) added a layup during a 9-2 Hilbert run to close the game.

Reinard finished with 28 points, Ron Dussett (Buffalo, NY/Traditional) chipped in with nine markers and a game-high 11 rebounds, and the Hawks converted 20 of 26 second-half free throws to complete the win. Reyes surpasses Sam Gioa (05’) as Hilbert’s new all-time assist leader. The junior point guard has 366 for his career and currently leads the AMCC with 118 on the year (5.62 per game).

Hanik finished with 40 points to lead four Mounties (5-15, 2-12) in double figures.

The Hawks remain in sixth place in the 10-team AMCC and must finish no further back if they hope to make the conference tourney later this month. The University of Pitt-Greensburg comes to the Hafner Recreation Center Wednesday night for an 8:00 pm tip-off.

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.