Hawks Add Another Win Before Break

Release Date:
November 20, 2012
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Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – Exploding for a season-high 45 second-half points, the Hilbert College men’s basketball team sprinted to a 78-51 non-conference win over visiting Cazenovia College (1-2) November 20. With only a four-point half time hold, the Hawks turned up the heat, picked up their defense and scored in transition the last twenty minutes of the night. Anthony Hodge’s 7-8 from the foul line lifted him to game-high honors of 18 points. Cazenovia’s Matt Perry carried his Wildcats in the first half and finished with 16 tallies by the final horn.

Hilbert forced 12 turnovers and picked up nine steals, held the rebounding, shooting percentage and made foul shots advantage over Cazenovia during the first half. But the Wildcats’ were five of nine from long distance while the Hawks made only one of ten attempts. Perry, himself, was unstoppable shooting from well downtown making four of five. 

After a brief intermission, both teams still were feeling each out until 14:29 when Nick Nadeau hit his three-pointer to start the 33-13 run for Hilbert. The Hawk played tougher defense on the perimeter forcing bad Wildcat shots that led to long rebounds and fast breaks; Hilbert held a 12-0 lead in fast break points for the second half only. 

Firing on all cylinders was Trevor Stark {in photo to right} who had an almost perfect game. He went six for six from the floor (1-1 long distance), four rebounds, five assists and six steals to finish with 13 points. Dan McFarland’s 12 points lifted him into the sixth place (1,219) in the Hilbert All-Time scoring list jumping ahead of Hall of Famer, Sam Gioia ’05Mike Jones was active on the boards, pulling down eight for Hilbert.

Cazenovia’s Daniel Cunningham chipped in 12 points and dished four assists and Robert Rohrig was credited with game-high nine rebounds in the losing effort.

Hilbert (2-1) has a few days off before they come back together for their next game at Alfred November 24 with a 4 pm tip.

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.