Mount Aloysius Stops Hilbert

Release Date:
January 12, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College men’s basketball team dropped an 81-68 decision at Mount Aloysius on Saturday afternoon (January 10, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-10 overall, 1-4 in AMCC play.

Senior Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) opened the scoring for the Hawks. Hilbert led the Mounties until the 12:37 mark of the first half, when Aloysius tied the game at 16-16. The first half was tightly played, with no team gaining complete control of the contest. Both teams had leads for extended periods of time. The Hawk’s largest lead of the opening stanza was 6, while the Mounties largest advantage was 7. The Hawks went to the locker room trailing 38-33 at the half. The Hawks, for the third straight half, were very efficient from the floor, connecting on 14-28 field goal attempts in the half.

In the second half, Hilbert came out as the aggressor. Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/Seton Catholic) hit a three and freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) got loose for a layup to cut the Mountie lead to 1 at 38-37 just a minute into the half. The teams would play very close for the majority of the second half. Two free throws from Edwards cut the Aloysius lead to 64-61 with 4:28 remaining, and the Hawks were in business. However Mount Aloysius was determined to protect their home floor. The Mounties ran off a 17-7 run over the remainder of the game, to seal the victory over Hilbert.

The Mounties dominated the Hawks in the paint, outscoring Hilbert 38-18. Aloysius also scored 22 points off of 15 Hilbert turnovers. The Hawks rebounded the basketball very efficiently, controlling the glass 37-29, including 19 offensive caroms.

Edwards led the Hawks with a season-high 21 points and 8 rebounds.

The Hawks return to action January 14, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, game time is set for 8 pm.

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.