Hawks Win in Triple Over Time

Release Date:
November 23, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY - Hilbert’s Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) hit the game winner in the third overtime period with .2  seconds left to secure the 85-83 victory for the men’s basketball team November 23 over Oberlin College. The extra 15 minutes of play was costly for the Yoemen as they lost two key players to foul trouble after the 40 minute game ended in a 61-61 tie. Hilbert improves to 2-2 while Oberlin heads back to Ohio with a 1-1 record.

Leading all scorers with 24 points was Oberlin’s point guard, Josh Merritt. Teammate Andrew Fox  was an impact player contributing 23 points and 10 rebounds before he fouled out with 42 seconds left in the first OT period.   Oberlin’s shooting guard, Pat Bernhard fouled out with 3:46 left into the second overtime but he had already damaged the Hawks for 21 points (5-9 from 3 pt line) by that time. 
Hilbert’s Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) put up 23 points and was 11-13 from the charity stripe to lead three Hawks in double digits. Junior Keon Rembert had a monster game with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 2 back to back blocks. Hoak was on fire the first half going 3-4 from the floor (2-2 from 3 point) and 2-2 from foul line. He cooled off as the game progressed, but hit the big shot when his team needed it most and finished with 14 points.
Hilbert out-rebounded Oberlin (47-43) and held a 14-8 lead in steals, but did not shot the ball as well as the visitors (45.5% to Hilbert’s 37.3%). The Hawks made 26 foul shots but missed 17, 9 total in one of the three overtime periods.
Up next for the Hawks is Alfred University on Saturday, November 27th when the men’s and women’s teams travel together to Alfred for a 2 and 4 pm double header.




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.