La Roche Clears The Glass in Hawks Defeat

Release Date:
December 4, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


PITTSBURGH, PA – Three players scored in double digits for Hilbert, but La Roche College’s bench scoring and offensive rebounding secured the RedHawks 72-55 victory in men’s basketball December 3. Even though Hilbert’s Dan McFarland and Chris Parrot shared game-high scoring honors (14 points apiece), it was La Roche’s  David Jackson’s efforts that stole the show, pushing his team’s overall record to 5-1 and 2-0 in AMCC league standings. Hilbert drops to 0-1 in league and 2-5 overall.

In a back and forth affair, Hilbert and La Roche traded baskets for the game’s first 17 minutes before La Roche went on a 7-0 run to take a 34-26 jump into half time. By intermission, La Roche already traveled to the foul line for 19 attempts (4 for Hilbert) and grabbed 10 offensive rebounds (0 for Hilbert). CJ Hodge led the Hawks with eight points with Parrott netting seven. Eleven minutes into the second half, La Roche started a 12-0 run which extended their lead to 21 points before Trevor Stark’s layup cut into the spread with 3:02 remaining.  Hodge finished the contest with 11 points and 8 assists/2 steals.

Jackson capped the day pulling down 18 rebounds – 10 on the offensive glass – and scored 12 points with two blocks. Ryan Frantz came off the bench and produced a 12 point game-high effort.  

Hilbert scored 20 fast break points but were disadvantaged 26-7 in bench scoring and 19-4 in second chance points.  The Hawks had more steals (11-4) and fewer turnovers (15-18) then La Roche but their second-half shooting percentage dipped to 34% while the home team improved to 48.5%.

Hilbert next travels to Penn State Behrend for a 6pm tip December 7 in Erie, PA. The Lions stand at an uncharacteristic 1-5 overall record and are one slot ahead of the Hawks in league standings with their 1-1 conference record.

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.