Giants Take Down Hawks

Release Date:
January 7, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team fell at home to Keystone College 73-62 on Wednesday evening (January 7, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-9 overall.

The Hawks fell behind 6-0 to start the game. Keystone would hold the lead for most of the first half, until a three point shot by senior John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) gave Hilbert its first lead of the game 23-22 at the 6:07 mark of the first half. The Hawks would relinquish the lead moments later and trail by as many as nine points before heading to the locker room behind 37-29.

In the first half, the Hawks shot the ball exceptionally well, connecting on 11 of 22 field goals including 6-10 from behind the arc. However, the Hawks committed 18 first-half turnovers which led to 19 Giant points.

In the second half, the Hawks were again very efficient shooting the ball. Hilbert shot 73.7% from the field in the half, but committed 12 more turnovers which made way for 14 Keystone points. The Hawks also allowed Keystone to hit 12 three point shots on the evening, quelling the comeback bid.

Despite the turnovers it was a solid effort by the Hawks. In concert with the efficient shooting display, the Hawks dominated the glass 35-18, and won the points in the paint battle 28-22.

Senior Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse PA, Oswayo Valley) led the Hawks with 17 points on the evening.

The Hawks return to action Saturday January 10, at 3 p.m. when the Hawks travel to Mt. Aloysius College for an AMCC contest.

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.