Brown Scores 22 in Loss to Behrend

Hawks finish regular season on Saturday
Release Date:
February 18, 2010
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ERIE, PA:  The Hilbert men’s basketball team took on AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, February 17.   Behrend proved to be too much for the Hawks on a night celebrating their seniors as they went on to defeat Hilbert 85-71. Freshman forward Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/ South Park) recorded 22 points for the Hawks in the loss. Hilbert’s record now falls to 3-21 on the season and 2-17 in the AMCC.

Hilbert wasted no time getting on the score board first with a 3-pointer to start the game. The Behrend Lions quickly answered the score and pushed on to build a 17-11 lead with 13:16 remaining in the first half.  Hilbert never backed down and connected on back-to-back threes to tie the game a minute later. Behrend’s exceptional shooting consisting of eight first-half three-pointers would help send them on a 30-11 run.  Behrend took a 47-28 lead at the half.
In the second half the Lions led by as many as 24 points.  Hilbert remained composed and chipped away at double figure deficit and trailed by only eight points with less than eight minutes to play.  Behrend’s precise shooting (7 of 9 from the floor) in the final minutes helped them regain control of the game and clinch an 85-71 victory.
Chris Saltzman led the Lions with a 22-point, 10-rebound performance on senior night.
Hilbert will finish out their regular season on Saturday, February 20, as they travel to Maryland for their last conference game of the year. They will face Frostburg State which is set for a 3:00 p.m. tip off.



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.