Hawks take care of Mounties, 74-60

Release Date:
January 12, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team picked up an important conference win over visiting Mount Aloysius College on Saturday, beating the Mounties 74-60 at the Hafner Recreation Center. Senior guard Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) scored 24 points and a tenacious Hilbert defense scored 26 points on 20 Mount Aloysius turnovers to help with the victory.

The Hawks used an 11-0 run late in the first half to open up the game after trailing by as many as three early in the contest. A Reinard layup and breakaway dunk, followed by a jumper from Noah McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) closed out the half giving the Hawks a convincing 43-25 lead. Hilbert shot 52.8% from the floor while holding the Mounties to just 31.3 % during the first 20:00 of play.

Hilbert would lead 48-27 with 16:15 to play in the game, but the Mount wouldn’t go away easily. A pair of jumpers by the Mounties’ Brian Collins twice cut the Hawks lead down to 10, but that’s as close as the visitors would come.

Hilbert’s Mike Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) drained five three-pointers and finished with five of the offense’s 20 assists. Andy Marchand (Rochester, NY/C.G. Finney) added 10 points and six rebounds while teammate Travis Jackson (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) came off the bench to produce the same.

Collins and Richard McNutt scored 20 points each for the Mounties who drop to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Hilbert (7-6, 3-3) will play host to the University of Pitt-Greensburg (5-8, 4-2) on Wednesday night. 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.