Troutman and McFarland combine for 47 points

Hawks fall to Pitt-Bradford 80-86
Release Date:
January 22, 2010
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BRADFORD, PA:  Junior guard Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/ JCC) recorded a team high, and individual season high, 27 points, shooting 6 of 13 from behind the arc, and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Troutman was a nuisance on both ends of the floor tallying more steals (3) than Pitt-Bradford’s entire team (1).  Freshman guard Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) continued his stellar play scoring 20 points and shooting 8-12 from the floor.  Despite outstanding individual performances, the Hawks came up just short to Bradford, 80-86.

The loss drops Hilbert’s record to (2-14) and (1-10) in AMCC action.

First half play saw a competitive battle between the AMCC opponents. Six lead changes would put Pitt Bradford in front, 43-41 after 20 minutes on the hardwood.  Troutman led the Hawks with 13 points after the first period of play.

In the second half, Bradford extended their 2 point lead to 11 with 14 minutes remaining in the game. Hilbert however never let up and tied the game at 76 all with 4:23 left on the clock. Bradford’s 12-19 shooting from the free throw line would ultimately lift them to an 86-80 win over the Hawks.
Bradford had four players scoring in double figures helping them improve their AMCC record to 9-3.
Hilbert hits the road again on Saturday, January 23, as they face La Roche College. In a previous meeting between the conference opponents, the Hawks dropped a 58-73 decision to the Red Hawks. Hilbert will look to even the score in this weekend ‘s match up.

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.