HC Seniors Shine in Men’s Basketball Win Over Medaille

Release Date:
February 17, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY - The Hilbert College men’s basketball team used a 15-4 run to start the second half, and held on for a 71-55 win over cross town rival Medaille College on Saturday. A full house at the Hafner Recreation Center watched the Hawks improve to 13-12 overall and 9-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Hilbert finishes the regular season in fourth place and will play host to Frostburg State at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 20th in the first-round of the AMCC Tournament.

Both teams traded leads early before a Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) jumper gave the home team a 19-17 edge with 11:00 remaining in the half. The Hawks would never trail again. A pair of Michael Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) three-pointers and 10 of 15 first-half free throws helped the Hawks to a 38-30 advantage at the break.

The visiting Mavericks (11-14, 7-11) would trail by as many as 21 in the second half and never recovered from Hilbert’s early run. Medaille would shoot just 37% from the field while converting just three of eight free throws on the day. The Mavs were a chilly six of 24 from beyond the arc and were heavily out rebounded 45-31.

Hilbert senior Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) paced the Hawks with 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, and no turnovers. Fellow senior Ron Dussett (Buffalo, NY/Traditional) scored nine points while hauling in a game-high 11 rebounds. Reinard finished with 16 points while Noah McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) added 11. Reyes dished out 10 of the Hawks 18 assists and chipped in with eight points and three steals.

James McNeil was the only Maverick to reach double figures. The high scoring guard made four three-pointers and finished the game with 20 points.

The winner of Tuesday night’s game will advance to the conference semi-finals on Friday at top seed Lake Erie College.

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.