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Hilbert Hawked the Barons To Stay Perfect

Release Date:
December 2, 2012
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The Office of Sports Information
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STEUBENVILLE, OH – With consistent offensive production each half, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team extended their five-game unbeaten streak and improved to 2-0 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference after their 87-51 victory over Franciscan University December 1.  The Barons were held to the fewest points allowed this season by the Hawks, as they improved to 6-1 overall and continue the best start in the program's history as a Division III member.

Anthony Hodge led the Hawks scoring with 15 points combined with four steals and three assists. Jerame Owens earned his first double-double of his career netting 14 points with 11 rebounds (five offensive). Dan McFarland chipped in seven points, nine rebounds and three assists.  The Hawks matched their season average of 12 steals for the game and secured a season high five blocks. Franciscan’s Justin Horstman led all scorers with 22 points while Hilbert held his high-scoring team mate, Tim Schenk to three of fourteen shooting resulting in six points, eight under his average.

The Hawks spotted Franciscan three points at the start of the game, and then proceeded to go on a 14-0 run fueled by four different players by 14:09.  With four shot opportunities in a row at 10:18, Franciscan cut the deficit to five points, 20-15. But Hilbert closed the period hitting seven of their last ten shots to take a 46-21 half time lead.

CJ Hodge {in photo to right} led the Hawks with 10 points with solid support from Owens’ eight points and nine rebounds. Ten different Hawks saw court time minutes and earned markers in their personal stat-line in the stat-sheet.

Even with a 25-point lead, Hilbert did not lose their offensive production after intermission. Eleven Hawks scored with thirteen players seeing quality minutes. Jordan Kumro led the 41-point barrage shooting two perfect long-range shots and one inside the arc bucket in his six minutes of play. Owens netted six more points going three for three in his four minutes of time and Trevor Stark distributed three of the team’s 11 second-half passes. The Hawks improved their shooting percentage as the game progressed making 16 of 28 attempts (57%) in the second half to finish with 48.6 field goal percentage.

Hilbert will travel to cross-town rival Medaille College Wednesday, December 5. The Mavericks (3-1) opened AMCC play with a 76-52 loss to Mount Aloysius over the weekend.

 


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.