Franciscan Captures Victory Over Hawks

Troutman scores 13
Release Date:
January 31, 2010
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HAMBURG, NY:   Despite leading by 11 points at halftime, the Hilbert men’s basketball team lost a close battle to AMCC opponent, Franciscan University of Steubenville, on Sunday afternoon at the Hafner Recreation Center. Junior guard Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/ JCC) {photo to right } led the Hawks on offense with 13 points and five assists while Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/ St. Mary’s) pulled down 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/ South Park) also contributed 11 points in the loss.
The 73-84 loss drops Hilbert’s record to 1-14 in the AMCC and 2-18 overall.
The Hawks were in sync offensively in the first half, shooting 51% from the floor. Freshman forward Jayson Weigel (Hamburg, NY/ Hamburg) dominated play inside the lane scoring nine points in just seven minutes of action. Troutman led the Hawks at the half registering 10 points for the 41-30 margin in favor of Hilbert.
The Barons entered the second half in search of a comeback and started their run just :39 seconds into the half by scoring a three pointer to cut Hilbert’s lead to eight. With 13:48 remaining in the game, a lay-up by Franciscan’s Matt Liedel would tie the game at 46-46 erasing the 11 point deficit.
Franciscan would take the lead for good less than a minute later and continue their offensive momentum building a 14 point lead. The Hawks battled back to within four, but Franciscan’s 58% shooting from the floor in the second half would prove to be too much for Hilbert resulting in the 73-84 defeat.
The Hawks will have one week to prepare as the take on Franciscan University again when they travel to Steubenville, Ohio for a Saturday afternoon matchup on February 6, at 3 p.m.



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.