Spartans Run Past Hawks

Release Date:
January 3, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team fell 69-52 at home to D’Youville College on Saturday afternoon (January 3, 2009). With the loss the Hawks fall to 2-8 on the season.

Senior Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) opened the scoring for the Hawks with a jump shot at 17:35 of the first half. The first half between the Spartans and Hawks saw two ties and three lead changes. The Hawks trailed 21-13 with 6:10 remaining in the half, but the Hawks reeled off a 16-4 run to close the half, and take 29-25 lead to the locker room.

The Hawks shot 38.2% from the field in the first half, and turned the ball over just 8 times to D’Youville’s 13 giveaways.

In the second half, the pushed the lead to 36-26 with 15:23 remaining in the game, but D’Youville used a 29-5 run over six minutes to take a commanding 68-45 lead and seal the come from behind win.

The Spartans shot 60.7% from the floor in the second half, and 50.0% for the game. D’Youville scored 35 points off of 23 Hilbert turnovers. The Spartans were also able to take advantage of their transition game out scoring Hilbert 23-6 on fast break chances.

Freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) led the Hawks with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Shuey also tallied 3 steals.

Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/Seton Catholic) chipped in with 10 points and also grabbed 9 rebounds for Hilbert.

Terrette tallied 11 points and 6 assists for the Hawks.

The Hawks return to the hardwood Wednesday January 7, at 7pm against Keystone College at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.