Reinard scores 28 as Hawks beat Blue Devils

Release Date:
January 6, 2008
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) scored 28 points to lead the Hawks to a 59-50 win over Fredonia State at the Hafner Recreation Center. The win improves the Hawks to 5-6 on the year while the visiting Blue Devils fall to 3-6 after dropping their second straight game.

The Blue Devils shot 50% in the first half while outscoring the Hawks 10-2 in the paint. Hilbert would use a five of 10 performance from three-point land, but never got to the foul line as both teams settled for a 29-29 tie at the break.

Fredonia would open the second half with a 7-0 run but went 6:29 without a field goal to allow Hilbert to hang around. The Hawks would take their first lead of the half on a three-pointer by Reinard to make it 46-45 with 3:58 to play. The home team would end the game on an 11-2 run, while taking advantage of a Blue Devil double bench technical as they converted four of six free throws to ice the win.

Reinard was eight of 18 for the night with 12 points coming from beyond the arc. The 6’4 senior converted eight of 11 free throws to go with four rebounds and a pair of assists. Fellow guard Andy Marchand (Rochester, NY/C.G. Finney) added 11 points and forward Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) finished with 11 markers and 12 boards. Kyle Gordon paced Fredonia with 12 points.

The Hawks edged the Blue Devils on the glass 34-33 with 15 coming on the offensive end. For the game, Hilbert converted 14 second chance points despite shooting just 27% from the field in the second stanza. Fredonia was four of 12 from the arc, but made just one of six attempts in the second half.

The Hawks resume conference play with a trip to the University of Pitt-Bradford on Wednesday. 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.