Hawks Stop Skid; Top Barons

Release Date:
December 15, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team defeated Franciscan University 88-69 on Saturday afternoon (December 13, 2008). With the win, the Hawks improve to 2-6 overall, 1-3 in the AMCC. Hilbert also stops a five game losing streak with the victory.

The Hawks and Barons played a very close first half. Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/Seton Catholic) opened the scoring for Hilbert as with a steal and a coast to coast finish. The Hawk’s largest lead of the half at the 14:35 mark, as Hilbert led 13-5. Senior Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) tallied 11 points in the opening half, on his way to a game-high 18 points for the Hawks.

Offensively the Hawks were very efficient in the first half, connecting on 50% of their field goals, as well as dishing out 12 assists on their 16 made baskets.

In the second half, Hilbert would begin to distance themselves from Franciscan. Hilbert used a 13-5 run over the first 4:20 of the half, to build a 51-38 lead. With 10:42 remaining in the game, Franciscan closed the gap to 57-49, but the Hawks would respond with an 11-3 run of their own to seal the victory.

Hilbert shot 54.2% for the game and outrebounded Franciscan 36-29, including 12 offensive rebounds which lead to 14 second chance points for the Hawks. Hilbert also forced 19 Baron turnovers in the victory.

Senior Andy Marchand (Rochester, NY/C.G. Finney) scored 15 points and dished out 10 assists for the Hawks, while freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) added 12 points and 6 boards.

The Hawks have some time off for the Christmas break, and don’t return to action until Wednesday Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at Clarkson University.

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.