Solid Defense Not Enough For Hilbert Men To Claim Win

Release Date:
November 26, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team lost a battle to the Alfred University Saxons, 67-62 on November 26. The Hawks (1-4) found themselves down by seven at the half, and came out ready to win in the second half. Hilbert out-scored the Saxons in the second half, but could never pull away for the win.

In the first 20 minutes of play, Alfred totaled 26 points in the paint, compared to just eight from Hilbert. Hilbert tied the game up at the 4:31 second mark, but never had the chance to take the lead again for the remainder of the game. The Hawks had solid play from their bench players, recording 29 points for the night, but that still wasn’t enough to beat Alfred. Alfred shot 43% from the field for the game, and 67% from the free throw line, while Hilbert shot only 31% from the field and 57% from the charity stripe.

Dan McFarland led the Hawks with 18 points and three steals. Chris Parrott continued his hot-streak this season, adding 15 points, six boards and three blocks. Jordan VanDunk could not be stopped on the glass, grabbing 10 rebounds.

Alfred’s Josh Parker put together a solid performance with 22 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Dan Totten contributed with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Pat Hollenbeck also added 10 points.

The Hawks will be back in action again on November 30, when they travel to Cazenovia College. Their next home contest is on December 10 at 2pm versus AMCC foe Pitt-Greensburg.

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.