Hawks Start Streak With Win Over Barons

Release Date:
January 31, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team started its first winning streak of the season by defeating Franciscan University 56-52 on Saturday afternoon (January 31, 2009). With the win, the Hawks improve their record to 4-15 overall, 3-9 in AMCC play.

The Hawks fell behind 13-0 to start the game. As Hilbert had shown several times this season, they can bounce back from a deficit. The Hawks stopped the Baron run with a jumper from junior Chad Lindner (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) at the 11:50 mark of the first half. Hilbert would settle down and outscore Franciscan 23-11 over the remainder of the half, to take a 25-24 lead into the locker room.

In the first half the Hawks shot 38.5% from the floor and committed just five turnovers. The Hawks also controlled the glass in the opening 20 minutes, notching an 18-14 advantage.

In the second half, Hilbert continued their momentum from the opening stanza. Senior Ian Frost (Cherry Creek, NY/Pine Valley) scored eight points in 1:55 to push the Hawk lead to 37-29 with 13:27 remaining in the game.

The Barons would battle back to tie the game at 40-40 with 8:41 remaining in the game. Hilbert refused to fold and outscored Franciscan 16-12 over the remainder of the game to secure its second victory in as many games.

Senior Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) led the Hilbert with 12 points and seven rebounds. Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/Seton Catholic) added 10 points off the bench. Hilbert outscored Franciscan’s bench 23-8

Hilbert shot 40.8% from the floor and committed just eight turnovers on the evening.

The Hawks return to action Wednesday February 4, at 8:00 pm at Penn State Behrend.

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.