Hawks Win Exhibition Game

Shot the lights out first half
Release Date:
November 6, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY:  The Hilbert Men’s basketball team started the season off on the right foot Friday, November 6. They invited Mohawk College, from Hamilton, Ontario down to the states to help prepare them with outside competition prior to the start of their official season. Both teams shot extremely well to start the game, but Hilbert continued with their hot hand and finished the game with a 100-64 victory. Mohawk College leaves New York with an overall record of 6-7.

Nine Hawks played 14 minutes or more and fourteen of the players found their way to the scoring column on the stat sheet. Leading the way for Hilbert with 20 points (5-10 behind the arc) and 8 assists was junior Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley). Also scoring in double digits was freshman Chris Parrott, 14 points (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw), sophomore Ken Sherrie, 11 points (Wilson, NY/Newfane) and Nick Piccone, 10 points, 4 assists  (North Chili, NY/Aquinas) {in photo  passing ball to freshman Jon Leeuwen}. Freshman Andy Breen (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East) lead the team with 3 steals while distributing 5 assists. 
As a team, the Hawks shot 46% from the floor and 48.6% from the 3 point line. They out rebounded their opponent 57-36 and played their full squad of 15 players. Mohawk was led by Alex Reis with 19 points on 8-18 shooting in 40 minutes of play. The Mountaineers shot 36.8% from the floor and after shooting 7-16 from the 3 point line the first half they went cold, hitting only 2-14 attempts. One bright spot for Mohawk was the 27 free throw attempts they earned, though they didn’t capitalize on them shooting 11-27. Hilbert was called for 21 fouls compared to Mohawk’s 5 (0 fouls in the second half).
Hilbert continues to prepare for their home opener which is set for Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm against Waynesburg University (West Virginia) from the Presidents Athletic Conference. In 2008-09 the Yellow Jackets finished their season 6-19 overall.

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.