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Hawks Hold On to Beat D'Youville

Release Date:
January 12, 2011
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Hamburg, NY – After shooting sixty-four percent from the field, Hilbert went into half with a 44-25 lead and then had to fight off an intense second-half comeback rally by D’Youville College in order to take the 83-74 home court victory. With the win, Hilbert improves to 6-8 overall and drops D’Youville to 3-11.  D’Youville’s Greg Osika (Depew, NY/Depew) poured in 23 game-high points, going 9-14 from the foul line, to lead four Spartan’s in double digit scoring. Hilbert’s Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) connected on 6 of 10 shots and went 6-8 from the line (4 assists) to lead four Hawks in double digits.

The Hawks held their largest lead in the second half (46-27) when D’Youville stepped up their intensity. Six and a half minutes later, the lead was down to ten (53-43) after Shane Canihai’s (North Tonawanda, NY/Starpoint) lay-up. From that point, Hilbert regained control and road out the wave of pressure thrown at them.  Nine different Hawks contributed in the scoring column proving their depth to be too much for D’Youville. 

Hilbert’s Keon Rembert (Bennetsville, SC/Archbishop Walsh) earned his fourth double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) went 5-5 from the foul line, scoring 16 points, and freshman CJ Hodge (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) and another solid game at point, dishing for 4 assists, 3 steals, 10 points, and handled the defensive pressure thrown at him.

D’Youville’s Canihai finished with 20 points, and had some help from Patrick Coyle (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney) (13 points) and Ken Farley (Buffalo, NY/Performing Arts) (10 points).

Hilbert travels to Cresson, PA on Saturday, January 15 when they tip at 4 pm vs. Mount Aloysius College.

 

 



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.