Clarkson Clips Hawks

Release Date:
December 31, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team fell to Clarkson University 86-57 on Wednesday afternoon (December 31, 2008). With the setback, the Hawks fall to 2-7 overall on the season. The game against Clarkson was the Hawks’ first since a Dec. 13 win against Franciscan.

The long layoff may have hampered the Hawks, as they shot just 31.6% from the floor.

Senior Dan Terrette (North Chili, NY/Aquinas) opened the scoring for Hilbert with a layup 1:18 into the contest to give the Hawks the early 2-0 lead. Clarkson would score 11 straight points to take a nine-point advantage with 15:15 remaining in the opening half. Hilbert would never lead again. The Golden Knights would push the lead to 25, at 47-22 with under a minute to play in the first half.

In the second half, it would not get much better for Hilbert. Clarkson would extend the lead to 76-41 at the 5:38 mark and coasted to victory.

Freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds to lead Hilbert on the glass.

Hilbert was outrebounded 45-30 and committed 20 turnovers which led to 28 Clarkson points.

Hilbert returns to action Jan. 3 at the Hafner Recreation Center against local rival D’Youville College. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

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.