Men's Basketball Scores Early
Greensburg wins at foul line
- Release Date:
- November 24, 2009
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
GREENSBURG, PA – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team took to the road on Tuesday, November 24th when they played their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
The Hawks and Bobcats played it close to the vest the first 15 minutes until Hilbert went on an 18-8 run to finish the half with a 47-38 lead. Greensburg chipped away at the deficit and, at the 14:52 minute mark, they took their first lead of the second half on a layup by Rashad Davison. The home team built their largest lead of 7, but Hilbert clawed their way back to take the lead by 1 point off a traditional 3-point play by Darren Cleveland with 6 minutes left in the game. From that point forward, the Hawks shot 3 for 10 from the floor while Greensburg was 11-15 from the foul line. The final score was 86-80 in favor of the home team whose record improved to 2-2 overall (1-0 AMCC): Hilbert dropped their third straight road game and stand at 1-3 (0-1 AMCC).
Leading the way for Hilbert with 26 points on 10-12 shooting from the floor (4-5 from the foul line) was freshman Darren Cleveland (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna). Four other Hawks found their way to double digits scoring with freshman guard Andy Breen (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East) hitting for 14 points; freshman guard Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) with 13 points; junior guard Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley) with 10 points, 5 assists, and team-leading 3 steals; freshman Roman Brown (Buffalo, NY/South Park) lead the team in rebounds (9) but also matched Troutman with 10 points as well. As a team, the Hawks shot a sizzling 56% from the floor the first half, cooled to 33% the second half and finished shooting 44%. Greensburg was more consistent each half and finished shooting a decent 46% for the game.
Head Coach Rob deGrandpre felt that his team had a great start, “but we have to play 40 minutes of basketball and not the 35 minutes that we played tonight. We simply had too many errors to get it done”.
Greensburg was lead by Rashad Davison with 25 points off 9-18 from the floor, both inside and beyond the 3 point arc. The Bobcats out rebounded the Hawks by 20 boards (52-32) with two different guys (David Palmer and David Patcher) getting 13 rebounds apiece (5 offensive boards a person).
The men’s basketball team will take a few days off for Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday with their families. They will be back in action on Saturday, November 28 when they host Alfred University at 4 pm.
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.