McFarland Sits In Ninth Place

Release Date:
January 26, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – On January 25th, Hilbert College’s Dan McFarland became the ninth men’s basketball player to break the 1,000 point scoring record.

The junior guard entered the game needing 15 points to join the special club of men who wore the blue and white before him. By half time, the lefty scored 10 points and grabbed two offensive rebounds as the Hawks found themselves down by ten points to Penn State Behrend (42-32). 

Hilbert opened the second half on a 24-6 run which gave the Hawks their first lead at 13:35. During that scoring surge, McFarland was involved in seven of the ten buckets scored by the Hawks (three made baskets himself and four assists).  

At 12:08, McFarland was fouled on a backdoor reverse layup sending him to the foul line to earn the traditional three-point play and his 1,000 point. His free throw rolled around the rim but somehow deflected back to his waiting hands along the baseline. 

Calmly, he sank his 1,001 point. (see video here)

Behrend stole an overtime win (69-66) from the Hawks for the second time this 2011-12 season.  McFarland led the Hawks with 19 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Hilbert (7-4, 10-8) sits in a two-way tie for fourth place in league standings with D’Youville College (7-4). The Hawks hold the advantage having beaten the Spartans in early January.  

McFarland continues his climb up the scoring ladder in an effort to reach Dallas Reinard (‘04-‘08), Hilbert’s All-Time leading scorer, who finished his career with 1,810 points.  Sitting in eight place is Jim LaValee ('96-'99) who was credited with 1,109 points.

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.