Men's Basketball Can't Hold On

Release Date:
January 6, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Buffalo, NY – The Hilbert men’s basketball team traveled to cross-town rival Medaille College January 5 after a 2 week hiatus. The holiday break didn’t seem to hurt the Hawks as they led for most of the first half, taking a 31-27 advantage into the locker room. Hilbert held their lead for the first five minutes into the second half before the Mavericks broke away with the 77-62 home court victory. Hilbert falls to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in AMCC standings, as the Mavericks step up to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Starting guards, sophomore Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) and first year, CJ Hodge (Rochester, NY/Gates-Chili) each put up 13 points for Hilbert. McFarland grabbed 12 rebounds and went 2-3 outside the arc, while Hodge went 5-6 from the charity stripe. Sophomore Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) added 10 points, 17 rebounds and swatted 3 shots. 

Hilbert hosts an AMCC weekend double-header against Franciscan University of Steubenville on Saturday January 8th and Penn State Altoona on Sunday, January 9th. Both matchups begin at 3pm.

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.