Hot Shooting La Roche Hits Hilbert
First Game Played On Newly Named Scott Lang Court
- Release Date:
- January 24, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Pittsburgh, PA –The La Roche College men’s basketball team were hot on their newly named Scott Lang Court January 22nd taking a 16-point lead to the locker room at halftime over Hilbert. The second twenty-minutes of play turned into a different story as the Hawks from Hilbert had the hot hand, shooting fifty-six percent from the floor. Yet by the final horn, the same 16-point spread at intermission was the difference in final score – 72-56. La Roche’s Joel McIntosh’s 15 points led three RedHawks in double-digit scoring. Sophomore Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) and CJ Hodge (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) were the only two from Hilbert to hit for double-digits with 11 and 10 points respectfully.
Hilbert took their only lead off the opening tip then fell behind by as many as twenty points with 2:58 left to play in the first half. After intermission, Hilbert chipped away at the lead and at 17:20 Mike Maritato’s (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) three-pointer got it as close as 12 points. La Roche built the lead back up to 19 points before the Hawks carved it back to 16 by the final horn. La Roche remains perfect in the AMCC standings holding onto the top spot with a 10-0 league and 16-1 overall record. Hilbert drops to 3-7, AMCC and 6-11 overall.
Wednesday, January 26, Hilbert travels to Penn State Behrend for their rematch of the 60-57 loss at home in early December. Behrend is 9-1 and in second place in AMCC (14-2 overall) having recently just lost their first conference game to Medaille 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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.