Hawks Dominate Barons In AMCC Win

Release Date:
January 7, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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STEUBENVILLE, OH – After holding the host team to 20 points each half, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team dominated Franciscan University in the 77-39 AMCC contest January 7. Chris Hoak’s 16 points in 15 minutes of play led the Hawks to their second conference win in five tries and kept the Barons from earning their first win of the season.

CJ Hodge and Mike Maritato combined for Hilbert’s first six points before Franciscan’s Frank Murry made two foul shots. After a few minutes of back and forth scoring, Hilbert finally pulled away for a 17 point (36-17) half time lead. 

Midway through the second half, Hoak {in photo to right} went on a personal scoring spree over a five minute span netting two three-point field goals, two traditional three-point plays and went two for two from the foul line.   

Hilbert’s 38-point win was a result of great shooting percentage (52.9%), rebounding (34-19 advantage) and aggressive defense (16 steals).

Dan McFarland distributed a game-high five assists and grabbed seven rebounds to pair with his 11 points for Hilbert. In limited minutes, Chris Parrott chipped in 12 points hitting 8 of 10 from the charity stripe. 

Franciscan had six players get their names in the scoring column with Albrecht Nolan’s 11 points leading the way for the 0-11 Barons.

After the Hawks win, the team traveled to Altoona, PA to prepare for their 2 pm game January 8 against Penn State Altoona (0-11). 

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.