Bench contributes in men’s basketball win at Frostburg State

Release Date:
January 19, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FROSTBURG, MD – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team received 21 points from their bench as the Hawks picked up an 86-77 win over Frostburg State Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Arena. Senior Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) turned in a 21-point effort to help the Hawks move into third-place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Trailing much of the first half, Hilbert (9-6, 5-3) would use a Reinard three-pointer at 6:19 to give the visitors a 32-30 lead they would not surrender. The Hawks would can five of their eight treys during the first 20:00 and held a 43-36 lead at the half.

In the second half Hilbert would use a 9-2 run, capped by an Ian Frost (Cherry Creek, NY/Pine Valley) lay-up at 11:00 to open up the game. Hilbert would lead by as many as 15 points late in the contest before settling for the nine point victory. The Hawks shot 54% from the field in the second stanza and finished the game 22 of 33 from the charity stripe.

Noah McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, and teammate Mike Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) chipped in with 14 for the winners. Andy Marchand (Rochester, NY/C.G. Finney added a game-high seven assists.

Jade Belt paced Frostburg (3-12, 2-6) with 21 points. Brian Green finished with 18 points and Juan Wansley contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort.

The Hawks will return to action Monday afternoon as cross-town rival, and conference foe Medaille College visits the Hafner Recreation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 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.