Mavericks Too Much For Hawks

Release Date:
February 21, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team concluded its season with a 79-64 loss to AMCC rival Medaille College. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 4-21 overall and 3-15 in the AMCC. Prior to the game Hilbert honored its four seniors Ian Frost (Cherry Creek, NY/Pine Valley), Malcolm Edwards (Cleveland Heights, OH/Lutheran East), John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) and Dan Terrette (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley).

Frost got the Hawks on the board first, nineteen seconds into the contest. The Mavericks controlled most of the first half, building a lead as big as 10 at 17-7 with 9:40 remaining in the first half. Trailing by nine with 3:03 to play in the half, the Hawks used a7-0 run to cut the lead to 26-24 at the break.

Hilbert shot just 26.9% in the first half, and allowed Medaille to shoot 43.0%.

In the second stanza, Medaille came out of the locker room red hot. The Mavericks started the half 9-14 from the floor and pushed the lead to 16 at 47-31, 4:58 into the half.

The Hawks clawed to within 8 points at 60-52 with 7:31 remaining, but the Mavericks were too strong down the stretch. Medaille outscored Hilbert 19-12 the rest of the game to earn the victory.

Koniniec led the Hawks with 16 points.

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.