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Men's Basketball Opens with Big Win

Release Date:
November 15, 2012
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Hilbert - Fredonia Box            St. John Fisher - Fredonia Box

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert opened with a 42-30 half time lead and stretched it to as many as twenty points mid-way through the second half to capture their first non-conference game of the season in the 83-59 win over Fredonia State November 15. Dan McFarland shot a hot 71% from the floor finishing as the game’s leading scorer with 26 points and game high six assists. Tyrone Clark carried the Blue Devils with 17 points (80% fg), four steals and a thunder dunk just before half time.

Hilbert executed their offense during the first twenty minutes shooting 63% from the floor with nine turnovers. They were able to get inside the paint and score easy buckets while still shooting almost 42% from long distance. And they carried that confidence into the second half going 15-26 from the floor. Fredonia shot a respectable 44% but their 23 turnovers ultimately cost them the game.

Anthony Hodge chipped in 17 points and five steals feeding off Trevor Stark’s and Isaac Bushey’s three steals a piece. Freshman Jerame Owens cleaned the glass for the Hawks leading all rebounders with nine.

Amir Billups contributed 11 points for Fredonia.

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St. John Fisher's two scores carried  the Cardinals to a 79-60 victory in game two of the Tip-Off Classic played Novmeber 16.  Jason Norsen and Adam Ambielli each netted 25 points burning the net with their high shooting percentages.  Fredonia got balanced scoring from the Blue Devils, led by Joe Monahan's 12 and Dalton Kashmer's 10 points.

Fredonia closes the Classic at 0-2 while St. John Fisher and Hilbert sit a 1-0 before they tip it at 1pm Novmeber 17.

 



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.