Hawks Outlast Saxons In Overtime

Hilbert picks up first win of 2008-09 campaign
Release Date:
November 26, 2008
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The Hilbert College men’s basketball team outlasted the Alfred University Saxons 73-70 in overtime on Tuesday November 25. The win evens the Hawk’s record at 1-1 on the season.

Hilbert led 11-5 with 15:05 remaining in the first half, which was the Hawk's largest lead of the half. The contest was tightly played through much of the opening stanza as neither team led by more than 6 points until the Saxons found a spurt. Alfred used a 12-4 run over the final 3:14 of the half, to lead 34-26 at the break.

Alfred would grow the lead to 10, with 17:45 remaining in regulation, but the lead would not last as the Hawks persistence would serve them well. Sophomore Andy Marchand (Rochester, NY/C.G. Finney) hit a three point shot to give the Hawks their first lead of the half, with 2:39 remaining in the game.

Alfred would again lead by 1 point, until Marchand came through in the clutch again. With 00:01 remaining, the sophomore would convert from the foul line, to tie the contest at 58-58 and send it to an extra 5:00 of play.

In the extra session, Hilbert would outscore Alfred 15-12 for a 73-70 victory, and the first win of the season for Rob deGrandpre’s club. Marchand would score 6 points in overtime to lead the Hawks.

Marchand scored a team-high 21 points for the Hawks on 7-14 from the field and 5-6 from the charity stripe.

Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/ Seton Catholic) chipped in 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal in a fine all around effort.

Senior Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) contributed 9 points and 10 rebounds from the post.

The Hawks return to action November 29, at the Allegheny College tournament.

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.