Panthers Down Hawks

Release Date:
January 22, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team dropped an 81-57 decision to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Thursday evening (January 22, 2009). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-14 overall and 1-8 in AMCC play.

The Hawks and Panthers played a very spirited half much to the delight of the hearty crowd that was gathered at the Hafner Center.

Senior Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) scored first for the Hawks on an assist from junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburg, NY/Seton Catholic).

The Panthers would push the lead to 28-19 at the 8:17 mark of the first half, but Hilbert would battle back to within four points at 30-26 on two free throws by freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane).

Pitt-Bradford would seize control of the game as the first half was coming to a close. The Panthers went on a 14-4 run over the remainder of the half, to take a 44-30 lead to the locker room.

The Hawks shot 33.3% in the first half and committed 7 turnovers. Hilbert outrebounded Pitt-Bradford 20-18 in the opening twenty minutes.

Hilbert was unable to cut into the lead at all in the second half. The Hawks could never trim the lead to under the 14 is was at the half. Bradford outscored Hilbert 37-27 in the half, to seal the victory.

Edwards led the Hawks with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Shuey scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds for Hilbert. Stark led the Hawks with six assists and 1 turnover. Stark also grabbed five caroms for Hilbert.

The Hawks will host Penn State Altoona January 24 at 3 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.