Mount Aloysious Outshoots Hilbert

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

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team fell to Mount Aloysius 100-95 on Saturday afternoon February 7, 2009. The loss drops the Hawks’ record to 4-17 overall and 3-10 in AMCC play.

Freshman Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) scored first for the Hawks. Mount Aloysius built a 19-12 lead 4:48 into the contest. The Rest of the first half belonged to Hawk senior Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse PA/Oswayo Valley). Terrette hit all six of his field goals including 5 for 5 from behind the arc to lead the Hawks’ offensive attack.

Behind Terrette’s hot shooting Hilbert took a 47-42 lead into the break.

Hilbert shot 57.1% from the field in the opening stanza and committed a season-low three first half turnovers. Conversely the Hawks forced 11 Mountie miscues. Hilbert hit 8-10 from behind the arc in the opening 20 minutes.

In the second half, both teams stayed hot with 106 points scored between the two team in the half. Terrette’s sixth 3-point field goal gave Hilbert a 53-44 lead with 18:35 remaining. Senior Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East) added two free throws to push the lead to 55-44. Hilbert would hold the lead until Mount Aloysius’ Daniel Conway converted on a layup to give the Mounties the lead 87-85 with 3:40 left to play. Mount Aloysius would outscore Hilbert 13-8 the rest of the way to seal the victory.

Hilbert hit 16 3-point shots in the game and shot 50.0 % from the floor on the afternoon. The Hawks shared the ball extremely well recording 21 assists on the 31 made field goals.

Defensively Hilbert allowed Mount Aloysius to shot 60.0 % from the floor in the second half.

Terrette led the Hawk’s in scoring with 23 points. Edwards contributed 15 points and five rebounds. Junior Kyle Stark (Plattsburgh, NY/Seton Catholic) added 13 points.

Hilbert returns to the floor February 11 to host the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

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.